Public Service/Social Studies (Extended Diploma)

Extended Diploma (Level 3)


This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, is excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue a career in the public sector. It will provide you with a wide range of transferrable skills and enhance your communication and leadership abilities.

For year 11's who are joining the college in September and are taking this course, please find the following transition activity. 


Coursework (100%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements.

Exam board: Edexcel

£20 for textbooks plus £380 (approximately) for a residential field trip.

Programme leader:

Sandra Wickens

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


There are a range of opportunities for a career in the public services including roles in the police, army, fire service, nursing, RAF, security and border control and many more. Students may consider direct entry into other employment, or further training.

Higher education

This course is an accepted qualification for entry into university, with students going on to study subjects including police studies, law, sociology, criminology

and psychology at universities such as Brunel, Kent, Leicester, Manchester, Plymouth, Reading and Southampton.

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