Public Services: Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate at NESCOT
This course is the ideal starting point for students who wish to study public services as you will be trained in the different disciplines required in these services.
This course is the ideal starting point for students who wish to study public services as you will be trained in the different disciplines required in these services. You will learn about crime and its effects on society, community and cultural awareness as well as more physical units involving fitness testing and exercise training, plus take part in outdoor expeditions. This course is made up of both practical and assignment-based activities which makes the learning fun and interesting. Educational visits form an important part of this course and guest speakers from the different services visit us throughout the year.
The course is made up of eight units:
- The Role and Work of the Public Services
- Working Skills in the Public Service Sector
- Crime and its Effects on Society and Individuals
- Citizenship, Society and the Public Services
- Security Procedures in the Public Services
- Land Navigation by Map and Compass
- Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for the Public Services
- Multi-day Expedition Experience
4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English or Level 1 Diploma plus English.
From this course you can either progress onto the Extended Diploma in Public Services or other Level 3 programmes in the college or into your chosen service providing you meet their entry requirements.
Potential career routes in the Public Services industry:
- Ambulance Service
- Armed Forces
- Community Leadership
- Emergency Services
- Fire Brigade
- Police Force
- Prison Services
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Navy
- Territorial Army
- UK Border Agency
Educational visits, outdoor activities and working with the services are a large feature of this course, along with developing your own personal fitness and completing all required coursework.
On enrolment you will need to purchase an essential uniform for the course. The uniform you need to purchase will be:
- 2x polo shirts
- 1x trousers
- 1x softshell jacket
- 1x pair of black drill boots
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.