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Vocational Studies (Public Services) BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

BTEC Level 1 qualifications are designed to enhance learners' work and life skills and provide a broad educational basis for further training, Further Education, or for moving to employment within the Public Services. The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies has been developed to give learners the opportunity to engage in learning which is relevant to them and will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Learners will study various units which explore the realms of the Public Services. These units will include personal and social development, expedition skills, group projects and other Public Services related units.

Learners will also undertake numerous enrichment activities related to the Public Services during the course.

Entry requirements

To have completed secondary education up to and including year 11.


There are no external examinations; all units are assessed by internal assignments, presentations, tests and practical activities.

Financial information

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Future opportunities

You may progress onto a Level 2 Diploma course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chelmsford College directly.

Last updated date: 09 March 2016

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    • Our Moulsham Street campus has everything you would expect from a modern, well-equipped college campus - and much more besides. Here you will find excellent facilities for work, study and relaxation, laid out over a four-floor site with car parking and good links to buses. 

      The campus offers the highest quality teaching and support within a relaxed, student-focused atmosphere. Our facilities have been redeveloped in recent years and we now boast a new Art, Design and Media centre, as well as a new welcome area with internet cafe and landscaped outside area for students to relax and socialise.

      In addition to Art & Design and Media, our Moulsham Street campus also houses our Childcare and Health & Social Care departments; Applied Science and Extended Learning departments; Sport and Public Services departments. As well as Business, IT and Travel & Tourism.

      The campus also houses a Learning Centre, Skills Development Centre, Assessment Centre, Tutorial Centre, a Copyshop and Refectory. Situated on the grounds of this campus are Dovedale Nursery and Dovedale Sports Centre.