Public Services

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

This qualification is designed to provide informed and prepared potential recruits. It will enable learners to prepare to make a recruitment application or provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry qualification of a specific service.

This qualification will:

• focus on the study of the uniformed services

• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge

• provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

What you will study

You will gain:

• an understanding of the uniformed public services sector

• the opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the uniformed services

• the opportunity to investigate volunteering roles and the transferable workplace skills volunteering can provide

• the ability to prepare for a recruitment interview

• an understanding of the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role

• an understanding of the importance of health and hygiene for those in uniformed service roles

• the opportunity to understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services, eg team work, communication, problem solving, navigation and drill. 

Some modules you may study on the course include:

• Employment in the uniformed services

• Physical fitness

• Teamwork

• Land navigation

• Adventurous activities

• Equality and diversity.


Use of gym, sport, MoD and outdoor facilities. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grades A* - D. English Language and/or Maths (or equivalent) desirable or relevant Level 1 Diploma in Public Services.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.


What our students say

The course has given me so many pathways to different careers. I love the facilities and the tutors are very helpful.

Public Services
Sophie Marie Ventrice
Public Services Level 3

Career prospects & further study

Progression to Level 3 Public Services or into employment.

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Barry Campus,

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CF62 8YJ