BTEC Level 1 Key Skills at Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College
This course is ideal for students who have mainly achieved GCSE grades E and below. It provides a year of learning about Public Services and working towards the Level 1 Public Services Diploma.
It also allows for opportunities to develop your literacy and numeracy skills alongside social skills and teamwork. You will be expected to supply ingredients for cooking in the first term of the course usually about £1.50 to £2 per week
There are 12 units in the course which are as follows,
Conduct at Work,
Wellbeing and Fitness,
Public Service Careers,
Improving Health & Fitness Introduction to Security Work,
Public Service Incidents,
Assisting the Public,
Developing Leadership & Self-Management Skills.
These units allow you to develop a variety of skills and the evidence may be practical situations such as the Young Firefighter scheme, Role plays, Written work and computer work
Entry on the course is with Entry level qualifications or their equivalents.
There are 12 units and a piece of coursework has to be completed for each. Each assignment is graded against assessment criteria and each unit has a different number of assessment criteria.
Ultimately each is graded Pass or Fail and you have to achieve a Pass in all assessment criteria and assignments
Dependent on ability at the end of the course a Level 2 course such as Preparation for Apprenticeship
You will undertake the Young Firefighters Scheme at Castleford for 20 weeks of the course (1 day a week) This will lead to an additional qualification Level 2 Fire and Rescue Services in the Community. However a lot of the activities provide evidence for the Public Services Diploma as well.
Also included as an addition to the course is Work Experience within the school and this allows students to gain a Level 1 Work Skills award
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.