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Gateway offers a high quality learning experience using first-class facilities and provides genuine added value.

Public Services Level 3


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Course Duration

1st year: 90 credit Diploma
2nd year: Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements


Examples of units that could be studied over the 2-years and will be assessed through coursework and external assessments: Unit 01: Government Policies
Unit 02: Leadership and Teamwork
Unit 09: Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
Unit 17: Police Powers in the Public Services
Unit 12: Crime and its Effects on Society
Unit 04: Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
Unit 05: Physical Preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services
Unit 22: Aspects of the Legal System

Course Overview

This course enables you to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills; there is a strong emphasis on developing personal discipline through individual and team activities. During the course you may take part in visits to a variety of Public Service organisations, listen to talks from guest speakers in the industry, and complete a residential. The course offers an insight into careers in the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Prison Service, Security Organisations, HM Customs, the National Health Service, and Social Work to name but a few.

Career Progression

Students can join the armed forces, progress to university or obtain an apprenticeship within their selected field. If you are considering a career in any of the uniformed or non-uniformed services this course may be for you.

Further Information

The course will be enhanced with outside speakers coming into college from the Army, RAF and Police. Also visits from the Army to work on your Team Working skills. Visits to central government offices such as the Houses of Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights will also be offered to students during their two years of study.