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Level 3 Diploma in Public Service

Level 3 Diploma in Public Service

Level 3 Diploma in Public Service

Students can apply for posts in the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Royal Air Force. Alternatively, a HND in Public Services.

If you have a long term ambition to have a career with the uniformed services, this course will develop the skills and knowledge needed to enter and progress. This course offers the opportunity to follow one of three pathways: law, forensics or outdoor/sport.

Course structure

You will be studying key areas, including:

  • Land based outdoor activities
  • Water based outdoor activities
  • Government policies and the public services
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle
  • Fitness testing and training for the services
  • Understanding discipline
  • Citizenship, diversity and the public services
  • Crime and its effect
  • Management of major incidents

You can enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as abseiling, canoeing, rock climbing, high rope and sailing during a 5-day residential at an outdoor pursuit centre. Work experience with various public service organisations is also arranged.


Four GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above in related subjects, or a level 2 qualification with a merit/credit profile, a positive school report and the successful completion of an interview.

If you are between 19 and 23 years of age when you start this course you may need to pay course fees. However, we can help you with our flexible payment plans.

Course Summary

Length of study:
70 weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

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