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Uniformed Public Services Level 3


This course prepares students for a career in the uniformed services. Our Public Services course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment in the uniformed or armed services, with a big focus on physical fitness. You will learn through a mix of both practical and classroom sessions and have the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in a number of different outdoor activities. In year one learners may also achieve the 90 credit diploma.


The Level 3 Diploma is a two year programme aimed at providing learners with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for a career in the Uniformed Public Services, with a particular focus on careers within the Police Service and Criminal Justice sector. It includes practical fitness and outdoor adventure skills alongside subjects such as leadership, citizenship and public service policies. This course combines both theory and practical work, including attending residential courses and participating in outdoor adventure activities such as white water rafting, gliding and expeditions.

Students will be introduced to some of the entry processes for the Public Services to build your familiarity with them and to start to improve your personal fitness to pass them if you so choose.

You also have the chance to attend at least two residential trips per year, including trips such as visits to Parliament and The Old Bailey in London, and have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through volunteering. We will also cover employability skills and university options, for those wishing to enter Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) to include any 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade D in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2

Further Study

You could progress on to a degree course in a related subject or join the Uniformed Public Services sector, with which the College has good links.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400