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PUBLIC SERVICES

LEVEL 2 PATHWAY: VOCATIONAL BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE
EXAMINING BOARD: PEARSON EDEXCEL

This course is a core component of the Level 2 Social Science Pathway. Studied alongside two other GCSEs, this one year course will help you prepare for a Level 3 Study Programme and to pursue a range of careers.

You will develop skills that will benefit you in any position where you will be working with people, but in particular for roles supporting the public, from the armed services and police force to roles at local authorities and central government.

You will learn skills such as teamwork, meeting deadlines, organisation and research. There are also opportunities to advance your skills in English and Mathematics. 

The course is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessments. The format of the assignments are varied, from written reports to outdoor team exercises. Many lessons are activity based and include visits from those working in the public services or field trips off campus. You will help consolidate your learning through practical experiences. 

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

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