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Course Code
23203 22
Course Title
Level 3
2 years
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 2022
Full Cost £2,573.00

Is this course right for me?

This course is a great starting point for anybody that would like to work with the public. The course is ideal for anybody that is considering careers in the police, fire service, prison service, army, navy and RAF We have a history of good grades on the Level 3 course and encourage students to push themselves to aim for Distinctions and to progress on to higher qualifications.

We run this course at 2 different sizes, both at Level 3. The reason for this is to allow for a joint focus between Public Services and a maths or English qualification for those that have not achieved one prior to starting. We can explain this in more detail at the enrolment events, or at interviews and open days.

Course Overview

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.

Your areas of study will include: • Government Policies • Leadership and Teamwork • Citizenship and Diversity • Discipline • Fitness Testing • Instructing Physical Activity • Planning and Management of Major Incidents • Land Based Outdoor Activities

Your assessments throughout this course will continuously monitor your progress; these could include practicals, essays, worksheets or presentations.

Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go! You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we’re here to support you in developing yours.
Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more. Guest Speakers from, and visits to, a range of different public services.

What options are there after completing this course?

Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. • Level 3 second year in Public Services (Click here for details) • An apprenticeship • Employment • Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!

Each year of the Level 3 qualification is the equivalent of 1.5 A-Levels.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We do ask that any student wishing to partake in trips and visits purchases the public services kit, which is available here ( We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

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