Public Services

Extended Certificate in Public Services, Level 2

Course overview

A diverse range of careers in the Public Sector are available to you. A genuine interest in public services is absolutely essential for you to get into this highly-competitive industry, but you don’t need to be currently working as you will gain the skills and experience to prepare you for it.
You will study a variety of public services based modules designed to give you the best chance of progressing to a career that is dynamic, exciting and full of opportunities.
You will be at the college main campuses and Public Services HQ 4-5 days a week..
Practical parts of the course are based at Perdiswell Sports centre in Worcester and our Redditch campus Sports centre.
There is a real focus on providing you with exceptional opportunities to get work placements with local employers in the Public Sector
Many of our students go into well paid jobs locally and a significant number continue their education at university/ Higher Education degree level.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs A* - D (9-3) including English and maths.

Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Course Modules

- The role and work of the public services
- Health, fitness and lifestyle
- Crime & its effect on society
- Preparing to respond to emergency incidents
- Adventurous activities

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment through
1. Practical assessment of knowledge and skills for leading and instructing
2. Group and individual presentations of public services specific work
3. Written reports and evaluations
4. External assessment

What can I do next

BTEC Level 3 Public Services
OCN Level 3 Access to Health (19+ only)