The Level 3 Diploma is a two year programme aimed at providing the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for a career in the uniformed public services. It includes practical fitness and outdoor adventure skills alongside subjects such as leadership, citizenship and public service policies.
- Leadership and teamwork
- Citizenship and diversity
- Command and control
- Employment and career planning
- Aspects of the legal system
- Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
- Police powers
- Responding to emergency incidents
- Government and policies
- English and maths provision where applicable
This course combines both theory and practical work, including attending residential courses and participating in outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking, climbing, navigation, and expeditions.
You will be introduced to some of the entry processes for the Public Services to build your familiarity with them and to improve your personal fitness to pass them if you so choose.
You also have the chance to attend a number of residential trips during the course, such as visits to Parliament and The Old Bailey in London and have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through volunteering. We will also cover employability skills and university options for those wishing to enter higher education.
The course includes the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) which offers a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. Our aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Our CCF is an educational partnership between the college and the Ministry of Defence.