Public Services (BTEC)

This course will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the jobs available in the Public Service sector.

If a career working for the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service, the RAF, British Army or Navy interests you; this course is ideal. It aims to develop the essential employability skills and personal qualities, needed for a successful entry to Public Services through a wide range of theoretical, fitness based and practical activities. Throughout the course, learners will be provided with opportunities to apply all these skills and qualities in real or simulated work contexts. By the end of the course you will be better prepared both physically and mentally for a successful entry to your chosen Uniformed Public Service.

The course is assessed continuously; to gain the qualification, you need to be well organised, self-disciplined, motivated and sustain an excellent attendance and punctuality record throughout the academic year.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Qualifications Available:
  • BTEC Diploma
Topics you will study
  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Citizenship
  • Diversity and the Public Services
  • Physical Preparation
  • Health and Lifestyle
  • Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Police Powers in the Public Services
  • Behaviour in Public Sector Employment
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

You can progress either to employment in any of the military or civic uniformed public services or to any university degree which accepts UCAS points generated from BTEC national qualification. Some examples of possible Higher Education progression are:

  • BA(Hons)in Crime, Deviance and Society
  • BSc(Hons) in Policing and Criminal Investigation
  • LLB(Hons) in Law (Criminology)
Assessment:                         Awarding Body:

Coursework – 100%                               Pearson Edexcel



Results 2018: 100%
Key Features:
  • Develop Skills in Land Based Outdoor activities e.g. Skiing, Rock Climbing.
  • Work experience and vocationally relevant activities and visits.
  • Improve personal fitness and develop teamwork and leadership qualities.
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Studying a Public Services BTEC will provide a successful alternative to GCE A level qualifications, and is suitable for a wide range of students. They are work- related qualifications, and aim to accommodate the needs of employers as well as allowing progression to university. This BTEC provides a more practical approach, giving you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment.

What our students say…

“We had plenty of practical activities. We used a range of assessments, in some assessments we were recorded on video, instead of writing.”

“The outdoor activities units were ace, I would do them over and over again.”

“Great preparation for the military. We were regularly visited by members of the armed forces who gave us an insight into what a career with them could involve.”