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Public Services BTEC Extended Certificate Level 1 and 2 at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

Would you like to learn the skills, discipline and knowledge required to equip you for a career in the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Prison Service, Army, Royal Navy, RAF or Marines? The Public Services department is exciting, active and vibrant and will provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified and employed, or for you to succeed in your application to university. The UK’s Public Services industry is one of the largest employers in the country. It works to develop and implement government policies and helps deliver a huge range of services to the public. Those who are attracted to the Public Services sector will find it modern and dynamic, committed to providing employees with a great many opportunities to develop and a positive working environment where they can really make a difference.

Course content

This is a practical work-related course for people considering a career in the Public Services e.g. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service or Armed Forces. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Course Content:

  • The Role and work of the Public Services
  • Working Skills in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Society and the Public services
  • Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Employment in Public Services
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass
  • Adventure and Expedition skills

Entry requirements

Minimum grade D in GCSE English.


7 Units coursework, 2 Units exam based (externally assessed).

Future opportunities

You will feel confident about applying to join the uniformed public services, such as the Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Army, Police and the Prison Service. After successfully completing the BTEC National Certificate you can go on to the level 3 Extended Diploma and then on to university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • TLA is a Christian designated academy and we are proud to be part of the Woodard Academies Trust.  We aim to provide a rich and diverse educational environment that welcomes people of all faiths and none, and where every child is 'known and nurtured'.