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Uniformed, Community and Public Services

Course Code: NPS1DP

Level: 3
Subject area: Public Services
Awarding body: BTEC
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One - two years

About the course

Are you interested in making a difference to your community and enjoying a challenging, dynamic and fulfilling career?  

This Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed, Community and Public Services will give you in-depth knowledge into the wide range of opportunities available in the public services.  You will explore and develop your understanding of the key areas connected with relevant public services designed to take you on the path to a successful career.

What you'll learn

This course will cover the following units:

  • government, policies and the uniformed public services
  • leadership and teamwork
  • citizenship, diversity and the public services
  • crime and its effects on society
  • police powers
  • behaviour in public sector employment
  • responding to emergency service incidents
  • aspects of the legal system and law-making process
  • security procedures in the public services.
Entry requirements

This course requires four GCSEs at grade 4 and above (including English and maths) or a relevant level 2 qualification.


Assessment will be via a combination of internal assignments and two external written exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you could go onto to study the FdSc in Community and Public Services at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: NPS1DP

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £1900

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.