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Public Services BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 in Public Services is a one year course and is designed to give students the opportunity to gain a realistic idea of what a career in the Public Services can offer. If you are thinking of a career in a the Public Services this course may be the one for you. Students will have the opportunity to visit a variety of Public Services and will also gain knowledge of the industry from a wide range of speakers.

To be successful in this industry, it is important to have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with a range of people, have a commitment to develop your own personal qualities, be enthusiastic, energetic and have a keen interest in developing skills and techniques.

Course content

The course includes:

  • Public Service Skills
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass
  • Uniformed Public Services Employment
  • Career Planning for Public Services
  • Improving Health & Fitness for Entry into the Uniformed Public Services

In addition to the main qualification, all students are required to study Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs, grades A*-D or equivalent.
  • Compulsory attendance at a Public Services Information Event
  • Applicants must also attend a taster day which is usually at the beginning of July.

Assessment

Continual assessment throughout the year, and a number of assignments both written and practical. Students are required to complete a portfolio containing evidence of assignments, practical performance, presentations, group exercises and discussions.

Students are given plenty of help and direction from staff and are encouraged to undertake their own research and additional reading.

Financial information

There will be a cost for uniform which are to be confirmed. All additional trips and visits must be paid for prior to the event.

Future opportunities

Students who achieve a Merit AND have a good student profile throughout the year may have the opportunity  to progress on to our Level 3 programme, whilst others may wish to apply to any of the Public Services.

Further information

The course is a combination of theory and practical teaching and you must be prepared to participate fully in all aspects of the course. Personal development is an important aspect of the course, and students must be prepared to improve in areas such as fitness, teamwork skills and confidence.

You should be willing to show real commitment to participation in course activities and assessment. You will need to be determined, and open to new experiences, and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the Public Services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bromley College of Further & Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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    • Only ten minutes from Bromley town centre, our Bromley Campus sits in acres of green space, providing the perfect setting for studying. There’s an impressive Learning Resource Centre, three cafes, two IT study centres and buzzing Common Rooms.

      Our Technology Centre gives our construction, motor vehicle and engineering students the  opportunity to work in specialist industry standard workshops.

      Enhance, our West End style hair and beauty salon, offers a modern learning environment and a range of hair, beauty and nail treatments for students, staff and the general public.

      Our brand new Sports Centre provides 21st century sports facilities for our students and the local community. Set over two floors, the new centre houses badminton and basketball courts, indoor football, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sport science labs and specialist demonstration facilities.

      - See more at: http://www.bromley.ac.uk/about-the-college/our-campuses/#sthash.G6plek0Q.dpuf

      Only ten minutes from Bromley town centre, our Bromley Campus sits in acres of green space, providing the perfect setting for studying. There’s an impressive Learning Resource Centre, three cafes, two IT study centres and buzzing Common Rooms.

      Our Technology Centre gives our construction, motor vehicle and engineering students the  opportunity to work in specialist industry standard workshops.

      Enhance, our West End style hair and beauty salon, offers a modern learning environment and a range of hair, beauty and nail treatments for students, staff and the general public.

      Our brand new Sports Centre provides 21st century sports facilities for our students and the local community. Set over two floors, the new centre houses badminton and basketball courts, indoor football, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sport science labs and specialist demonstration facilities

      - See more at: http://www.bromley.ac.uk/about-the-college/our-campuses/#sthash.G6plek0Q.dpuf

      Only ten minutes from Bromley town centre, our Bromley Campus sits in acres of green space, providing the perfect setting for studying. There’s an impressive Learning Resource Centre, three cafes, two IT study centres and buzzing Common Rooms.

      Our Technology Centre gives our construction, motor vehicle and engineering students the  opportunity to work in specialist industry standard workshops.

      Enhance, our West End style hair and beauty salon, offers a modern learning environment and a range of hair, beauty and nail treatments for students, staff and the general public.

      Our brand new Sports Centre provides 21st century sports facilities for our students and the local community. Set over two floors, the new centre houses badminton and basketball courts, indoor football, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sport science labs and specialist demonstration facilities