Level Two BTEC Extended Certificate in Public Services

This course gives you the opportunity to find out more about the roles, responsibilities and purpose of the public services and is aimed at giving you an insight into a career in public services such as the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Police, the Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Prison Service or the Ambulance Service. There is a fitness element and various team working activities as part of the course. You will have the opportunity to meet people working within the public services.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part-time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Employment skills in uniformed organisations
  • Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed public services
  • Personal development through adventurous activities
  • Citizenship, the individual and society
  • Land navigation by map and compass

How will I be assessed?

This course is has a combination of external examinations and internally assignments.

How will the course be delivered?

This course is classroom based and includes a range of external outdoor and residential study visits.  A range of guest speakers will help to raise your awareness of a range of careers within public services.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma
  • Or NVQ level one
  • A successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course

 

What next?

The course is designed to help individuals to prepare for a career within a public service, obtain an apprenticeship or progress onto the:

Level Three BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in Public Services 

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.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide