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Course Code
23203 23
Course Title
Level 3
1 Year(s)
Entry Requirements

You should have 4 GCSE grades 9-4 or A* - C or equivalent, this should include English and maths. You must also have a keen interest in the public services and a willingness to learn.

Start Date
September 2023
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £2,573.00

Will the course give me what I want?

If you have completed a Level 3 first year, then yes, this is the right course for you. You cannot enter directly on to the second year of the public services qualification without having first completed a Level 3 first year, either at CBC or somewhere else. If you have completed a first year at another institution then please make us aware of this at interview, and bring a list of the units that you studied in your first year.

Course content

Your areas of study could include: Your areas of study could include: Crime and its Effects; Police Powers; Aspects of the Legal System; Responding to Emergency Incidents; The Impact of War and Terrorism; Command and Control; Discipline; Custodial Care; Security Procedures; Communication and Technology; Current and Media Affairs; Extended Research; Exercise, Health and Lifestyle


Kingsway, Dunstable

How will I learn?

You will be able to learn in a fun and interactive environment with a tutor that is experienced in teaching a range of public services courses. You will learn through a variety of different methods including practicals, interactive sessions, videos, presentations, lectures, group work and self evaluations.

How will I be assessed?

Your assessments throughout this course will continuously monitor your progress; these could include practicals, essays, worksheets or presentations. Your course is likely to include a residential expedition in the local area, as well as several one-day trips out.

Equipment and other costs

We do ask that any student wishing to partake in trips and visits purchases the public services kit, which consists of a hoodie and polo shirt. There are other optional items available too.

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

You will be expected to complete assignments at home and submit them by a deadline.

Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?

No, there is no work placement requirement for this course.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

University, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Sport, Apprenticeships, Public Services jobs.

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

The Armed Forces or the Blue Light public services