Hartpury College

Level 3 Extended Diploma Uniformed Public Services

Course Overview

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the Uniformed Public Services; such as Police, Fire and Rescue; Ambulance; Prison Service; HM Revenue and Customs or one of the Armed Forces; Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force, then this Diploma provides you with the opportunity to gain a realistic understanding of the features of each service and the expectations they have of serving members of the public.

You will be able to look at all of the different services with the opportunity to investigate your particular choice of service.

The range of opportunities following the course is broad and we aim to give you the opportunity to gain the qualifications and skills, to begin a career in public services. Other opportunities can include; PCSO (Police Community Support Officer); Special Constable; Reserve forces or perhaps become a member of support staff or a control room operator.

If you successfully complete this course, you can top up this qualification to an Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services by completing a further year.

Opportunities exist  to progress to university through Foundation degrees (subject to entry requirements).

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here

Entry Requirements


Five GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics.


Due to the practical and physical nature of this course you are strongly encouraged to consider whether it is right for you.


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In Brief


2 Years

Tuition fees

Students under 19 on 31 August 2016 are free (full time courses only). Examination fees for main qualifications are also free.

Students aged 19 to 23 may need to pay tuition fees.  We may be able to waive your fees if you are unemployed and receiving Jobseekers Allowance, studying your first full level 2 qualification or level 3 qualification.

Students aged 24 and over.  You may need to pay for your course.

Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all students and covers the cost of outside visits, special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

When should I apply

We welcome applications for September 2016 entry from October 2015 onwards. You do not have to wait for your GCSE results

How to apply

Please download the application form. Please note: you can complete this form on your computer and then print it to send back to us - you are unable to save. We will then contact you to arrange an interview.

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