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Public Services - BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

This is an ideal course if you’re active and considering working in sport and leisure or thinking about a career in the uniformed services.

Course content

What you will study

Modules studied may include:
• investigate work opportunities
• wellbeing and physical fitness
• develop teamwork skills
• self-discipline and development
• carry out basic map reading and navigation
• participate in competitive sports
• participate in adventurous outdoor activities
• health, safety and first aid
You could also take part in an outdoor activities-based residential which focuses on many of the skills you will need for employment in both sport and public services.
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study

How students will learn

Classroom and practical based activities.

Entry requirements

Predicted GCSE grades 3 or above 4 subjects 
Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivalent
A genuine interest in the subject/profession
A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Headteacher


Assessment takes place throughout the year.

Financial information

For further information, please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College:

Tel - 01924 789742

Future opportunities

Further study

You can go on to work in a variety of sport and leisure sectors. There is also the potential for entry to the uniformed services, but age restrictions may apply in some areas. You can also progress to study Level 2 and 3 qualifications within the Sport & Public Services department to further your knowledge and increase your employability prospects.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2018
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