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Public Services: Level 2 Diploma

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

Course information

Course Summary

This course is the ideal starting point for students who wish to study public services as you will be trained in the different disciplines required in these services.

Course Code:N1082
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Award:Award: Level 2 Diploma in Preparation for Public Services
Course Length

One year.

Course Detail

This course is the ideal starting point for students who wish to study public services as you will be trained in the different disciplines required in these services. You will learn about crime and its effects on society, community and cultural awareness as well as more physical units involving fitness testing and exercise training, plus take part in outdoor expeditions. This course is made up of both practical and assignment-based activities which makes the learning fun and interesting. Educational visits form an important part of this course and guest speakers from the different services visit us throughout the year.

The course is made up of eight units:


  • Public Service Skills and Support for the Community (90)
  • Employment in Uniformed Public Services – (60)


  • Health and Fitness for Entry into the Uniformed Public Services (30)
  • Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services (30)
  • Sport and Recreation in Public Services (30)
  • Aspects of Law and the Public Services (60)
  • Crime and its Effects on Society (30)
  • Community and Cultural Awareness (30)

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £1,145

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.

You will be provided with all the basic resources and materials needed for your programme. Some additional fees are required to cover costs of trips and activities required to take place to gain criteria to pass this course.

You will need to pay for a trip. This will cost about £170.

Please contact the Student Finance Office to find out if you qualify for Financial Support.

Entry Requirements

New Students

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English

Progressing Students

A Level 1 diploma, plus English and a good reference from your current tutor for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Your Next Steps

From this course you can either progress on to the Extended Diploma in Public Services or other Level 3 programmes in the college or into your chosen service providing you meet their entry requirements.

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