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Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

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Course Description

Public Services are at the very heart of our community and those who pursue a career within one of the uniformed services will be fulfilling a vital role in society. Our courses have a practical emphasis and are taught by ex-uniformed public service staff with programmes specifically designed to develop a range of key skills which aim to prepare learners for employment in the uniformed public services.


BTEC Diploma in Public Services Level 2

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above to include English and Mathematics


Learners who wish to gain employment in the Uniformed Public Services. The Level 2 course further develops the skills and knowledge gained at school or during the Level 1 course. An essential prerequisite for learners wishing to embark on a level 3 course without holding the necessary GCSE’s.

A mixture of units to meet the guided learning hours recommended to gain this qualification. The course has practical and theory assessments plus two external exams.

Topics on this course include:

  • Team leadership
  • Understanding discipline
  • Physical preparation and fitness
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Equality and diversity
  • Citizenship
  • Responding to emergency service incidents
  • Communication and technology

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course however, students obtain the skills and knowledge that they need in order to progress into a career in the Public Services.


Upon completion of this course, students have a number of options to choose from. If they wish to continue their studies, this course provides UCAS points in the range of 120-360 – which can help with entry to higher education or provide enough on its own depending on the degree/course chosen and institution.

For other students, it will be time to enter employment with possible careers such as: Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, Fire and Rescue Services and Police, public services sector, apprenticeship

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