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BTEC Level 3 in Public Services

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)
Code 69
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


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).


  • 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.

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. 

Your next steps...

Students who successfully complete this course can go on to study the subject at degree-level.


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