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BTEC Public Services Level 2 at The Thetford Academy

Course description

GENERAL AIMS: To develop students’ knowledge

and understanding of a variety of uniformed

and non-uniformed Public Services.

COURSE OUTLINE: The course is assignment based with

no examination. Students will complete 7 units that cover

a variety of skills and requirements to be a member of the

Public Services. The course will look at how to develop a

career in the Public Services, the need for leadership and

teamwork. Entry requirements and the skills needed to

be considered among other key aspects. The one-year

course will prepare students to take the level 3 course.

The Units covered are:

Unit 1 - Public Service skills

Unit 2 - Employment opportunities

in the Uniformed Public See

Unit 4 - Career Planning for the Public Services

Unit 5 - Improving Health and Fitness for

entry to the Uniformed Public Services

Unit 8 - Adventurous activities and

Teamwork in the Public Services

Unit 9 - Sport and recreation in the

Uniformed Public Services

Unit 11 - Law and its impact on the Individual

Students are required to complete between 3 and 5

assignments for the different units, through a variety

of activities including, practical assessment, posters,

leaflet, written reports and group presentations.

NATURE OF STUDY: Students will receive teacher led

lessons, with the group aiming to develop interactive

communication skills with peers. Students will be

expected to contribute to question and answer debates,

as well as create and develop new skills relating to a

variety of practical activities taken on by different

Public Services. Students will represent the school

on trips, including RAF camps, Police Investigation

Centres and Fire Stations, where the students will

see, analyse and review real life scenarios.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form Entry

Year 12

A Levels

5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,

with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.

BTEC Level 3

4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.

BTEC Level 2

2 D grades.

Year 13

Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of

Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on

satisfactory performance in the examinations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 July 2014

Key information

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