Public Services (Uniformed or Non-Uniformed) Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS042
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

This Level 2 Public Services (Uniformed or Non-Uniformed) course is an introduction to the world of Public Services. The qualification consists of 4 mandatory or core units and 3 optional units. The units will introduce you to the different sectors within the public services and the type of work they do.

What will I study?

During this one year full-time study programme, students will study a wide range of subjects related to the Public Services sector and will be provided with the fundamental skills that are required for working in this disciplined environment. Students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills both in the classroom and outdoors.

You will learn about:

Public service skills
Employment and land navigation
Career planning
Fitness and life style
Expedition skills
Maths and English*

*If you have not achieved a Grade C or above in your Maths and English Language GCSEs you will be required to work towards a GCSE Grade C in these subjects as part of your Study Programme.

Entry Requirements

You will need a GCSE profile of at least 4 Ds, including English and show an enthusiasm for working with people.

How will I be assessed?

BTECs are not exam-based qualifications, a number of different methods of assessment are used. Students may be assessed individually or through group work assignments. There are outdoor activities and residentials that you will need to attend to be successful on the course.

What can I do next?

You could use this qualification as a stepping stone to a Level 3 programme providing you attain at least a Merit and a Level 2 English qualification or you could move onto other related programmes within college.

Your Study Programme

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All of our Public Service courses are based in the £18.3 million Beacon Centre. Our students benefit from state of the art facilities such as practical rooms for looking at forensic scenes, major incidents and planning for expeditions. We also have three dedicated IT suites and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Studying in the Beacon Centre, you will benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Students studying Public Services often gain first aid qualifications alongside their course, and many take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes. We have strong links with the armed forces so there are many outdoor activities and army residentials throughout the course. Additionally, students often take part in voluntary opportunities, ‘major incident days’ hosted by the Road Safety Agency and fundraising activities.

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