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Public Services (BTEC) Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 A’ Levels equivalent) at Sir Frederic Osborn School

Course description

The Public Services course is designed to equip students
with the skills, discipline and knowledge required
to make them as employable as possible in a very competitive job
market. The Public Services delivery team comprises of highly
experienced teaching staff and external providers from professional
bodies such as the Police, Red Cross, Ambulance Service, Local
Primary Schools and Outdoor Adventure and Leisure Centres.
The course is set up to be exciting, active and vibrant and will
provide students with all the support and guidance they need to
become qualified and employed, or where appropriate, for them
to succeed in their application to university.
The course ranges from Level 3 (A’Level equivalent) to Level
2 (GCSE equivalent), so no matter what stage students are at
with their education, we offer a clear progression route that will
see them realise their potential. All students can expect to study
teamwork, leadership, citizenship, numeracy, literacy, understanding
diversity and discipline.
They will also enjoy specialist units such as outdoor and
adventurous expeditions, fitness training, expedition skills, work
experience and water based activities.
Learning will be varied and creative with an emphasis on practical
skills, work experience, teamwork and fitness. Assessment is via
100% coursework-based projects and there are no exams.
Visits will be made to various organisations and guest speakers will
be invited to talk about their career experiences.
Students will also have the opportunity to achieve additional
qualifications such as First Aid, Duke of Edinburgh, National
Governing Body Awards in Sporting Activities and Leadership
Awards, all of which make a candidate stand out when seeking
After successful completion of the Public Service course students
will feel confident about applying for a vast range of careers. All
of the skills learned from leadership, communication, acting on
initiative, taking responsibility for themselves and others, coupled
with a good standard of literacy and numeracy are directly
transferable from the uniformed public services, such as the Fire
Brigade, Ambulance Service, Army, Police and the Prison Service,
to working in a bank, office or school.
After successfully completing the BTEC Level Three, students
would also be equipped to further their education by applying for a
degree level course at university.

Entry requirements

A successful interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Frederic Osborn School directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years