Level 2 Public Services

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of teamwork, communication, citizenship and criminology. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 Public Services course.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      1 year
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  • Overview

    The course is delivered through a mixture of practical, theoretical and work-related tasks and activities where you get the chance to study many different aspects of all the public services, meet real life staff and officers, ask questions and get the advice and support you need to be able to join them. The subjects you will study are interesting and fun and enable you to really excel in both academic and practical ability. You will learn about:

    • employment opportunities
    • teamwork skills
    • expedition skills
    • security in the services
    • crime and its effects
    • health and fitness
    • emergency responses to incidents


    In this safe and supportive environment, you will discover things about yourself that you never knew existed!

    As part of the course you will also study English and Maths to develop your employability skills.

  • Entry Requirements

    For our pre-Advanced courses our entry requirements are usually a minimum of 4x Grade D/Level 3 including English and Maths.
    Please note that any student not achieving a Level 4 in GCSE Maths/English will resit these GCSEs alongside their main college course/s.

    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?

    The course is assessed continually throughout the year by coursework, and there will also be an exam for Unit 1.

  • Progression Pathway

    Successful completion of this course may lead to progression onto a Level 3 course, employment or training.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.