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Public Services BTEC Level 3 at Stanley Park High School

Course description

The BTEC National Certificate in Public Services is a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within this vocational area. It gives students the opportunity to enter employment in the public services sector and the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

The Level 3 Certificate in Public Services consists of 1 mandatory unit plus two optional units that provide a combined total of 30 credits.

Mandatory Unit
- Government, Policies and the Public Service

Optional Units
- Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
- Skills for land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

All assessment is carried out by your teacher who assesses your portfolio of work for each unit. The Public Services course is 100% coursework and you are graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction which is worth 20, 40 and 60 UCAS points respectively (see UCAS table on page 26 for more information).

To gain the Certificate you will need to complete 30 credits and it is the equivalent to 1 AS Level

Entry requirements

5 A*-C Grades and/or completion Level 2 in Public Services..

Future opportunities

Students will gain a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally specific qualification to lead to higher education programmes in the same or related sector, or the skills and techniques to an area of employment within this sector such as career in the armed forces, prison or ambulance services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanley Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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