Public Services

BTEC Extended Diploma Public Services & Criminology

Course Details

BTEC Extended Diploma
Subject Area
Public Services & Criminology
Age Group
16 - 18

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Designed to provide anyone will the skills and abilities to succeed in the public services sector – whether you want to work in the police force, fire department or armed services – this Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services will help you get a job you'll love.

You'll be wearing a uniform throughout the duration of the course, and experience the same kind of discipline and structure that you'll receive in your chosen service. You'll be learning the knowledge you need in a variety of areas – including government policies, citizenship and legal systems – and also honing your physical fitness.

On this Level 3 diploma, you'll also get to explore more of the skills needed for water and land-based adventure activities, take part in re-creations of major incidents, and learn how to operate a command and control centre! This will give you the best opportunity to pass the recruitment and selection process for your chosen service.

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

You'll take part in both practical tasks and written assignments throughout this two-year course, each designed for your own self-development and to help improve your skillset.

Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.

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There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees. Find out more about the different help you could receive on our fees, finance and funding page.

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Public Services & Criminology

If you want to make a real difference in the local community and the wider world, then a career in public services could be perfect for you.

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