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BTEC Level 2 Public Services

The BTEC Level 2 Public Services course will teach you the skills, discipline and knowledge you need if you would like to join the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Prison Service, Army, Royal Navy, RAF or Marines.

This course is a 1 year programme and provides you with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and provide an insight into the uniformed and non-uniformed industry.

It will enable you to further your knowledge both academically and also in practical situations. Learners will study toward the Extended Certificate in Public Services, which is equivalent to 3 GCSEs.

Course Content

Topics Covered

Subjects include:

  • Role and Work of Public Services (Exam)
  • Working skills in Public Services
  • Citizenship Society the Public Services (Exam)
  • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services

These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting. You will have to do work experience within your study programme.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 and above, including Maths and English.


Progression to a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services or employment within industry.

Employment opportunities include:

  • Police Officer
  • Fire Fighter
  • Paramedic
  • Roles within the Armed Forced
  • Civil Servant