Public Services BTEC Diploma

Public Services BTEC Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Level: Level 1

Where will this course lead?

This course is ideal for candidates who express interest in the emergency services or armed forces and want to get to grips with the basics of public services, getting involved in a whole array of teamwork activities, expeditions, personal and planning skills and improving health and fitness.

Although this qualification will not guarantee you a job in the public services, it will set you up with the appropriate skills that employers look on favourably. Alternatively this will provide the perfect platform to progress on to a level 2 course, should you wish to pursue this academic path.

What will I study?

-Public Service Careers
-Improving Health and Fitness
-Personal Skills for Public Services
-Practical Teamwork
-Map Reading
-Planning and Participating
-Public Service Project
-Introduction to Expedition Skills

Maths, English and IT will be an important part of your course. You will continue to develop these skills and may work towards a qualification at an appropriate level.

How will this course be delivered?

The majority of the time will be in the classroom. However, you will also be active in attending outdoor recreation centres, participating in a range of land-based and water-based activities. Sport and outdoor recreation is an important part of the curriculum in developing your health & fitness and developing your confidence in working with your peers and instructors. You to will use the newly developed indoor sports hall and gymnasium on Blossomfield Campus

What qualifications will I get?

Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will complete assignments throughout the year. Assignments will include project work, training sessions, essays & reports, role-plays and practical fitness and teamwork sessions.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview and attendance of a welcome day.

What are the entry requirements?

2 GCSE grades at E/2 or above or Progression from an entry level 3 certificate or above. You will need to have a suitable reference and undertake a successful interview.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to dress smartly and wear an appropriate uniform. You will be expected to attend residential trips during the autumn and summer term. The cost of the course is £60* (for students that do not meet the criteria for student finance support) which covers transport, residential and outdoor activities. In addition to this, Uniform must also be bought during the summer term.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too. Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

Upon successful completion of this course and a progress interview, students may move onto the Level 2 course.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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Course Fee (p.a)
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Study Mode

Blossomfield Campus




N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds


Full Time