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Public Services BTEC Level 1 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Public Services?

Are you interested in a career in the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, Armed Forces, Government or local council? Do you like a challenge and the opportunity to build your self-esteem and confidence?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to the questions above, then maybe you should consider studying BTEC Level 1 in Public Services!

Enrichment includes:

  • Team building activities
  • Outdoor pursuit activities
  • Visits to various Armed Forces establishments
  • Voluntary work
  • Fundraising activities

There will also be the opportunity to attend a residential trip as part of your assessment and learn new skills such as team working.

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%.

What will I study?

You will study a wide range of subjects which are interesting, fun and will enable you to really excel in both academic and practical ability. The course will help you develop a range of employability skills such as professionalism; leadership; citizenship; teamwork and social awareness, and as part of the course you will also study English and Maths.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 1 courses, our entry requirements are 1 x GCSE at Grade 3 and 1 x GCSE at Grade 2. This should include Maths or English Language at Grade 2 and no less than a 1 in the other.

Public Services does not have any specific additional requirements.


How is the course assessed?

Assessment takes place through coursework, practical activities and continual assessment throughout the year. This may include some external assessments.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

Once you have successfully completed this course you may be able to progress in college or onto employment in a range of uniformed public service/non-uniformed services.

Where are you going?

  • Armed Forces
  • Paramedic
  • Police Officer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Prison Officer

Further information

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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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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LFD1PUB

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