Level 1 Public Services
Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of teamwork, communication and leadership. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L2 Public Services course.
- Course Information
Are you interested in a career in the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, Armed Forces, Government or local council? Do you like a challenge and the opportunity to build your self-esteem and confidence?
If the answer is ‘yes’ to the questions above then you should consider studying BTEC Level 1 in Public Services!
You will study a wide range of subjects which are interesting, fun and will enable you to really excel in both academic and practical ability. The course will help you develop a range of employability skills such as professionalism; leadership; citizenship; teamwork and social awareness, and as part of the course you will also study English and Maths.
- Entry Requirements
For our Pre-Advanced Level 1 courses the entry requirements are 1 x GCSE at Grade 3, 1 x GCSE at Grade 2 & Maths or English Language at Grade 2 and Grade 1 in the other.
Please note that any student who has not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 for English and/or maths will continue with these studies as part of their vocational study programme.
Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- How will I be assessed?
Assessment takes place through coursework, practical activities and continual assessment throughout the year. This may include some external assessments.
- Progression Pathway
Once you have successfully completed this course you may be able to progress in college or onto employment in a range of uniformed public service/non-uniformed services.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.