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Public Services Pathway - Level 2 at Isle of Man College

Course description

The course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed services such as the Police, Emergency Fire Services, Prison Service, Security or Armed Services.

You will investigate the uniformed services - what they are, what staff do and what career opportunities exist. You will also find out how services interact, and the meaning of inter-agency working.

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs, and you will also take GCSE Maths and English during the same academic year.

Entry requirements

You are expected to have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education that is equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D. Alternatively, you may have undertaken suitable work experience.


GCSEs - via a series of examinations similar to those you have taken previously.

BTEC Units will be assessed using tutor-devised assignments. This would typically include written reports, presentations, booklets and information leaflets and group work.

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities - entry into the uniformed and non-uniformed services.

Further vocational and academic qualifications - if you achieve an overall Pass grade or better you may wish to follow a Level 3 Pathway e.g. by taking the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business, which is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels. Alternatively, you may wish to enrol onto a different Level 3 course within the College

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Man College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • From the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road turn up Greenfield road (alongside the TT score-board). The college is straight ahead at the end of Greenfield Road.