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Uniformed Public Services — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma (NCFE)

Public Services

Course ID: 174820

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • This Level 3 qualification is studied over 1 year.
  • No experience required but an enthusiastic and empathetic outlook is essential.
  • Develop practical skills for a successul career in public services.
  • Gain invaluable insight into the sector from our team of industry experienced tutors
  • Take part in a range of land and water based activities and trips - including Houses of Parliament.
  • Get involved in the Duke of Edinburgh challenge and National Citizenship Award's week-long residential
  • Benefit from talks by leading figures from the public service industry.

What to expect from the course

You will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge relevant to public services, including teamwork, citizenship, law, criminology, discipline and politics.

Assessment of progress and achievement of the Level 3 qualification is made via course work.

This course has an industry focus delivered by staff with recent industry experience.


Level 3 90 Credit Public Services
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services (Year 2)

Why study with us?

Excellent grades within the Public Services department

Range of practical activities offered including water and land based.

National Citizenship Award - includes a week residential

Duke of Edinburgh - nationally recognised award.

Guest speakers from industry - army , police & fire service.

Links to Merseyside Police - public order training, cadets, police specials.

Trips to London and Houses of Parliament.

City centre based.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Successful completion of this course can lead to a wide range of careers including Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, the Prison Service, Armed Services and Customs & Excise.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 16-18 and have 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, including English and Maths. Alternatively, at least a Merit in a BTEC or OCR First Diploma or equivalent is required.

You should show a genuine interest in the study of public services, be disciplined and committed to working hard.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged 19 or over you may be entitled to a fee waiver for your course or you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2573.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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