This programme is a great way to gain an understanding of uniformed public services, making use of the experiences and skills of former public service workers. You will study a range of practical and academic subjects.
- Employment opportunities
- Well-being and fitness
- Public services skills
- Leadership and teamwork
- Competitive sports and outdoor activities
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students can progress to study at Level 2 in Sport or Public Services.
Work in the emergency services, armed forces, community service organisations, local authorities, government agencies, courts and many more.
A satisfactory reference is needed, along with a passion for the subject.
BTEC Level 3 in Public Services
Katrina was named ‘Outstanding Public Services Student of the Year’ at a highly prestigious national awards ceremony for her exceptional commitment to her studies and her efforts to help other people.
She scooped the title at the BTEC Awards 2017 – beating thousands of other students around the country – at the end of a year
which saw her excel in the classroom and highlight the dangers posed to young children by abusers.
“I work as a volunteer for the NSPCC and go into primary schools to give presentations to children about the different types of abuse people suffer from,” Katrina said.
“I wanted to do something related to my course and I saw this opportunity. It was one of the few things I could do related to the industry when I was only 16-years-old.
“On the course itself we have been on a lot of trips and have constantly been out and about building up our experiences. It has been really enjoyable. The tutors are also really good and helpful – they have been really supportive.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much.”