Level Two BTEC Diploma in Public Services

This course gives you the opportunity to find out more about the roles, responsibilities and purpose of the public services and is aimed at giving you an insight into a career in public services such as the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Police, the Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Prison Service or the Ambulance Service. There is a fitness element and various team working activities as part of the course. You will have the opportunity to meet people working within the public services.


What will I study?

  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Employment skills in uniformed organisations
  • Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed public services
  • Personal development through adventurous activities
  • Citizenship, the individual and society
  • Land navigation by map and compass

How will I be assessed?

This course is has a combination of external examinations and internally assignments.

How will the course be delivered?

This course is classroom based and includes a range of external outdoor and residential study visits.  A range of guest speakers will help to raise your awareness of a range of careers within public services.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma
  • Or NVQ level one
  • A successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course


Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

The course is designed to help individuals to prepare for a career within a public service, obtain an apprenticeship or progress onto the:

Level Three BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in Public Services 

Additional information

All study programmes contain English and maths elements.

You will undertake work experience as part of this programme.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide