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Preparation for Public Services (Level 2 Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are looking to have a career in the uniformed public services sector and would like to explore the options that are available to you.

You’ll learn about uniformed public service employment, public service skills and the importance of fitness whilst working in the sector.

Units may include:

  • Public Service Skills and Support for the Community
  • Employment in Uniformed Services
  • Health and Fitness for Entry into the Uniformed Public Services
  • Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services
  • Expedition and Land Navigation Skills
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Attending Emergency Incidents in the Public Services
  • Volunteering in Public Services

You can expect great exposure to what’s included in a role in the public services.

You’ll work on practical tasks and fitness projects, as well as creating a written record about what you have learnt and carried out

You could also join our Fast Track Sport Academy while studying on this course. Read more about the Fast Track Academy.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C000205 / Q001197


Level 2 Diploma in Public Services


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course including; practical tasks, fitness tasks and projects. You will also be asked to support these tasks with a record of evidence.


Choose to follow with further studies at Nottingham College on a Level 3 Public Services course, or perhaps a Sport course or other relevant Level 3 programme. Possible career paths include the Armed Forces (Army, RAF or Navy), the Police or Fire and Rescue Service, or perhaps within the Ambulance Service, Prison Service or HM Revenue & Customs.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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