Subject: BTEC Public Services

Subject: Level 3 BTEC Uniformed Public Services

(Extended Diploma, Diploma, 90 Credit, Subsidiary Diploma and Certificate)

The BTEC qualifications in Public Services have been developed to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the public services sector or to progress to higher education. They have also been developed to give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Skills Attained:

These qualifications in Public Services are targeted at learners who would like to gain employment in the public services sector and have been developed to provide further training and education and progression opportunities within this sector. The qualifications will develop learners’ abilities through the knowledge and skills gained in the programme and are suitable for learners who would like to know more about employment in uniformed or non-uniformed public services. By studying a BTEC National, learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts. 


All units are internally assessed in the BTEC Level 3 Uniformed Public Services.

All assessment for the BTEC qualifications is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

Future Opportunities:

Having completed an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Public Services, learners will be ideally placed to progress to higher education and pursue public services or specialist public services qualifications such as Higher Nationals or other degree-level qualifications.

In addition, a number of universities have individually confirmed that this Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services fulfils their entry requirements, either on its own or when achieved alongside other qualifications.