BTEC Level 3 in Public Services :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BTEC Level 3 in Public Services

Department: Public Services and Criminology

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years, depending on study route

The Course

This course will prepare you for direct employment in the uniformed public services and is suitable for anyone who wishes to enter a particular specialist area of work. It includes work experience with one of the services to build your experience. If you know what career path you want to take in the public services, this is the course for you.


A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (year 1)
  • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma (year 1)
  • Level 3 120 Credit Diploma (year 2)
  • Level 3 180 Credit Extended Diploma (year 2).

What You Study

  • An insight into the public service sector
  • The qualities required for a successful career
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Competitive sports and outdoor activities
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed. 

Katrina Turnbull

BTEC Level 3 in Public Services

Katrina was named ‘Outstanding Public Services Student of the Year’ at a highly prestigious national awards ceremony for her exceptional commitment to her studies and her efforts to help other people.