Public Services - BTEC Level 2 Diploma
About the course
Interested in a career in Public Service, either in uniform (such as fire,
police or army)or in civil service jobs such as local government and
administration? This engaging course trains you towards work in the area by
giving you a broad overview of the way Public Services are run in the UK and the
varied roles in each individual service.
- You will need four GCSEs at grade D or above, one of which must be in English Language.
- Alternatively, you can have a BTEC Level 1 Diploma and Entry Level 3 qualification in English.
- You will need a reference from an employer.
- Attend a formal assessment prior to enrolment.
- You will need to demonstrate your interest in the subject.
- Experience working with the public in any capacity will be a strong advantage.
The goal of this course is to help you develop your knowledge of uniformed and non-uniformed Public Service sectors. It will also give you an insight into the skills necessary in many branches of the Public Sector, including the police, the ambulance and fire services, and local government workers.
You will study units including Improving Health and Fitness for Entry into Uniformed Service; Practical Teamwork in Public Services; Personal Skills for Public Service. You will also study Functional Skills in English and Maths.
Assessment is by coursework over the duration of your study.
You can progress to a Level 3 course in Public Services, or a related field like Social Work. Alternatively you can begin working in Public Services, or use your new qualification to progress to a more responsible position in your current workplace.
This course has inspired me and has given me clear direction
Studied: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
Destination: Studying Nutrition at the University of East London
Rubena came to City and Islington College from one of the College’s partner schools, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
After really enjoying the psychology modules on the course, she decided she wanted to be a dietician. Achieving distinctions, she now has a place to study Nutrition at the University of East London.
She said: “I want to study Nutrition in order to be able to educate people to improve their habits. This course has inspired me and has given me clear direction.
“After I have graduated I would like to work in a job where I can go into schools and help educate young people on how they can improve their eating lifestyles.”
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