Public Services (L3 Diploma)

Course Overview

This two-year course prepares students for a career within a public service organisation such as police, fire, ambulance and armed forces. It will provide information about what jobs are available within these services, as well as preparing students for their entry procedures.

18 study units will be selected from a wide range of topics including the following:

  • Government policies 
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Citizenship
  • Understanding discipline
  • Fitness testing and training 
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for land based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Career planning
  • Crime and its effects on society
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Aspects of the legal system and law making process
  • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
  • International perspectives
  • Management of major incidents
  • Command and control

Updated November 2019

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE’s grade C and above or Level 2 in Sport or Public Services (Merit profile)

Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Course Delivery

Visiting speakers and educational visits feature regularly on the course. Students have the opportunity to attend such events as outdoor pursuit and team building courses.

You will study the Welsh Baccalaureate alongside this course.

Progression Opportunities

Staying with Gower College Swansea you could progress onto the Foundation Degree in Sports Development and Management

Students achieving success on the Extended Diploma course can progress to higher education to study an HND or degree course in a range of subjects.  Alternatively, students can apply to join a public service organisation following completion of the course.

Additional Information

There may be some cost involved if trips etc are organised.

Course deliverable in Welsh: