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Public Services BTEC First Certificate at Alderman White School and Language College

Course description

This one year course offers a valuable insight into the very important sector of Public Service. The course follows a student-centred approach to learning and allows you the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained of the principles of Public Service in a practical way

Course content

For the BTEC certificate you will study the following three modules:
- Public Service Skills
- Public Service Fitness
- Adventurous Activities and the Public Service


All of the work is assignment based; there are no written examinations. You will build up a portfolio of evidence that shows you have met the assessment criteria. This will then be internally and externally verified at different points during the year. This course is equivalent to two A*-C GCSE’s.

Future opportunities

Public Services can equip you for a number of careers within this sector, such as local Government administration, Armed Forces, Police, and the Prison Service. It is especially relevant to any career which involves working with people. It is equally a good stepping stone into higher level courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015

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    • Bramcote College is the Post-16 provider for The White Hills Park Federation Trust. However the College is also open to other students from outside the Federation. The College aims to meet the needs of all students within the Federation; although the majority of courses at the College are traditional A-Levels, the college does provide alternative routes at both GCSE level and A-Level in the form of BTEC qualifications. We also aim to provide a very personalised system both in terms of the curriculum we offer and the guidance we provide. In order to achieve this both teaching and tutor groups are kept small; therefore offering more individual tuition to our students.

      We believe that the success of the College rests upon three things: the progress our students make in terms of each individual reaching their potential, how many students complete their courses, and also our success in ensuring all students achieve their favoured destination whether this is higher education, training schemes or embarking on their future career. We are proud of our most recent successes, including students who have gone on to study subjects such as Medicine, Law and Teaching at a variety of The Russell Group of Universities.

      As part of the successful 2011 OFSTED inspection, the following comments were made in the report :-

      • "In the Sixth Form, strong leadership has been successful in creating a clear sixth form identity..."
      • "Higher attaining students make far better progress than students of similar abilities across the country"
      • "Lessons are characterised by teachers who are able to excite students with the subject being taught"

      Of course time in the Sixth Form is also about personal development. Our students play an active part in leadership programmes and organising activities for younger students; for example the College students act as House Captains for the Federation House system.