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Public Services at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

The BTEC First programme provides the knowledge, skills and
understanding you will need when moving towards a career in the
uniformed public services such as Police, Fire Services or prison
service, Army, Royal Air Force and / or the Royal Navy.

Course content

The structure of the course allows you to develop your interest and
gain a broad understanding of the public services. It also introduces
you to new areas such as the law and its impact on the individual,
the effect of crime, land navigation by map and compass.

Core units include an investigation of employment in the uniformed
Public Services, the skills required as well as Fitness and Outdoor
The school works closely with a wide range of uniformed public
services to deliver and assess this programme.

Entry requirements

See the school offering the subject.


This course is continually assessed. You will need to successfully
complete an assignment per unit, and complete additional tasks for
the merit and distinction grades.
There will be no formal examinations

Future opportunities

The school offers the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma qualification
(equivalent to one A level grade).
The qualification can be seen as a steeping stone towards entering
initial employment as a Police Community Support Officer, an Army
soldier, or an RAF airmen/airwoman, or continuing to study the
subject at college or university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September