Vocational Course

Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma

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About this course

Interested in a career in the public services?

This one-year course is designed to equip you with the skills that are required for your chosen public service.

It is also provides a platform to develop life skills and knowledge which can be applied to other career paths.

What will I learn?

Key features of the course include:

  • Wearing Public Service uniform each day in College
  • Taking part in formal parades, undertaking drill training and gaining a first aid qualification
  • You will also take part in obstacle course training and assessed expeditions, including overnight camping, as part of the course
  • A wide range of units including fitness, outdoor and planning your own career path

How will I be assessed?

The course is based upon the successful submission of coursework, which can be through a variety of assessment methods such as observations, essays, discussions and presentations.

There is also an externally assessed unit which may involve an exam.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 3 GCSEs with 1 subject at grade D and English and Maths at grade 2 (grade E)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Level 3 vocational courses, including Uniformed Public Services or Outdoor Adventure
  • Careers - in the armed forces, police and other public services

Additional Information

  • FREE residential trips as part of the assessment process with activities typically including camping, walking expeditions, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking
  • Use of facilities such as Fitness Suite, Sports Hall, all weather pitch, outdoor gym, on-site obstacle course
  • Visits from members of uniformed services, including the Armed Forces
  • Regular practical assessment