Accessibility links

Public Services - BTEC Level 1 Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to explore the area of public services and have a future in the sector.

Course content

As part of the course you¿ll study a range of units including Public Service Careers, Improving Health and Fitness for Entry into Uniformed Public Service, and Practical Teamwork in Public Services. You¿ll be assessed through assignments and coursework as well as English and Maths exams. You¿ll also need to complete a work placement.

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs mainly at grade E or above, including English Language and Maths.
  • Alternatively, an entry level qualification (including Entry Level 3 Functional Skills in English and Maths).
  • Good references and a successful interview
  • An interest in public services.


You will be assessed through course-work, presentations and tests throughout the course.

Financial information

For 16 – 18 years old’s this course is fully funded

Future opportunities

You can progress to the Level 2 Public Services Diploma.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • If you want a rewarding career where you can make a difference to society and individual lives then we are sure we have the right course for you. 

      What We Offer

      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.