PUBLIC SERVICES

LEVEL: VOCATIONAL LEVEL 2 BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE
EXAMINING BOARD: PEARSON EDEXCEL
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME

This course can help you take your first steps towards a career in supporting the public. You’ll learn the essential skills for a wide range of careers, from the armed services and police force to roles at local authorities and central government. You can also take part in enrichment activities within your Study Programme.

This one year course is aimed at those students who wish to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work related context. You will learn skills such as team work, meeting deadlines, organisation and research. Taken as part of a balanced curriculum, this course provides a tried and trusted progression route to further study, to an Apprenticeship or into employment.

The teaching team create a series of relevant assignments, which can be written or activity based, offering variety to your learning.The assessments are completed thorough a combination of internal and external assessment. There are opportunities to develop skills in English and Mathematics. These give learners the opportunity to practise essential skills in naturally occurring and meaningful contexts.

There may be additional trip and equipment costs for this course.

To study this course you will need GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 3 or above plus a range of GCSEs at 3/4 grades.

On this course you will study the following topics:

  • The role and work of the public services (examination)
  • Citizenship and diversity (examination)
  • Team work in the public services
  • Employment in the public services
  • Health and fitness
  • Adventurous activity
  • Navigation with a map and compass