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Sport And Public Services

BTEC in Uniformed Public Services & Advanced WBQ


The course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the uniformed services. It provides the skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the police, fire, prison and armed services. The course can be studied as a:

  • a subsidiary diploma (1 year) equivalent to 1 A levels
  • 90 credit diploma (1 year) equivalent to 1.5 A levels
  • diploma (2 years) equivalent to 2 A levels
  • extended diploma (2 years) – equivalent to 3 A levels

During your studies you will cover units such as:

  • Government policy
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership & teamwork
  • Expedition skills
  • Instructing physical activity
  • Understanding discipline
  • Careers & employment
  • Major incidents
  • Crime & society
  • Fitness testing
  • Human rights & the impact of war.

Included within the course is a wide range of additional qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh's award, first aid, active iq level 1 healthy lifestyle & level 2 leading physical activity community sports leader’s award as well as the advanced Baccalaureate incorporating Essential and key skills up to level 3.

Also opportunities to gain outdoor skills qualifications, work voluntarily in the community and join the college sports teams.

On completion students will achieve the equivalent of 1-3 A levels plus 1 A level equivalency for WBQ.

The course provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for students wishing to enter a career in uniformed public services.

A pass, merit or distinction gained on this course would enable students to then progress onto higher education at a university.


5 GCSEs grades A-C. All Students applying for this course will be interviewed by the course tutor.


The course provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for students wishing to enter a career in the public services or armed forces or could study criminology, public services, youth work or police studies at the University of South Wales.



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