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Public Services: Level 1 BTEC Diploma

OUR COURSES INCLUDE group expeditions and adventurous activities to hone your problem-solving, leadership,  teamwork and cohesion skills.

Course information

Course Summary

The full-time Introductory Diploma in Public Services at Nescot is a one-year course aimed at students with an interest in a career in the Public Services. The course contains a mixture of theoretical lessons and practical sessions in the sports hall and college fields, as well as local outdoor activity centres.

Course Code:N1051
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 1
Awarded by:Pearson
Course Length

One year

Course Detail

The units are selected from the list below and staff aim to ensure they maximise students' chances of gaining employment in the public services in future.

We encourage students who perform well on the Introductory Diploma in Public Services course to apply for the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services qualification at Nescot.

Throughout the course students will undertake health and fitness units which are combined with teamwork, leadership and uniformed public services-related subjects. Learning will take place through lectures, group work, debates, group discussions and outdoor practical exercises.

The course is made up of the following units:


  • Being Organised (30)
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan (30)
  • Working with Others (30)
  • Researching a Topic (30)


  • Finding Out about Public Services (40)
  • Taking Part in Fitness Testing (40)
  • Responding to an Incident (40)
  • Planning and Navigating a Route (40)
  • Assisting Members of the Public (40)
  • Taking Part in Sport and Adventurous Activities (40)
            Course Fees

            Fees for 2022/23: £1,025

            Please note: Fees are for 2022/23 entry and are for home and EU students. Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 25 who have a valid EHCP, are not charged for course fees. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

            Entry Requirements

            Two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably English and maths or Functional Skills at E3 maths and English.

            Your Next Steps

            Potential career routes in the Public Services industry:

            • Armed Forces
            • Army
            • Community Leadership
            • Emergency Services
            • Fire Brigade
            • Fitness
            • Paramedic
            • Police Force
            • Prison Services
            • Royal Air Force
            • Royal Navy
            • Security
            • Territorial Army
            • UK Border Agency
            Other Information


            This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

            Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

            All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

            Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS

            Last updated - 11/07/2022