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Diploma in Public Services - Year 1 (Advanced) - Level 3

Overview

This course offers an excellent opportunity to make an informed choice about a leadership career in the Police, Fire, and Ambulance Services, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Prison Service, Security Organisations, HM Customs and Excise or the Merchant Navy.

Entry requirements

  • At least four GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English and maths.
  • A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for courses involving work placement and will be required before going into employment.

16-18 year old applicants:

You will need to supply a copy of your most up-to-date school/college report and/or a reference from a teacher/employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021.

19+ year old applicant:

Mature students (those aged 19 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. You will also be required to supply a written reference either from a recent educational institution or employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admission@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

Start dates and fees

There will be a kit/uniform to purchase.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)2493A1317FREEFREE* to £4170.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

2 years.

Location

What will I study?

  • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services
  • Career planning
  • Employment in uniformed public services
  • Skills for land-based activities
  • Skills for water-based activities
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Practical team sports
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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