Level One BTEC Diploma in Public Services

This course is an overview of the public services and helps prepare you to advance onto further study such as the BTEC Level Two in Public Services. It is aimed at improving your fitness and introducing you to the skills and knowledge required to work in the public services.

What will I study?

  • Public services careers
  • Improving health and fitness in the uniformed public services
  • Public services incidents
  • Personal skills for the public services
  • Working as a volunteer
  • Map reading using Ordnance Survey
  • Planning and participating in an event
  • Assisting the public
  • Introduction to expedition skills
  • Public services group project
  • Self-management skills
  • Searching for a job

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on the completion of assignment work and observation of tasks and activities.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification
  • Or equivalent

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

Level Two BTEC Diploma in Public Services or Level Two BTEC in Sport

Additional information

All study programmes contain English and maths elements.

You will undertake work experience as part of this programme

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide