The BTEC in Public services mixes theory and practical elements with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, communications, problem solving and fitness.
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services, is an internationally respected qualification equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*- C level.
What will I learn?
The syllabus has been designed to improve valuable life skills. Students learn professional CV preparation, interviewing techniques, communication, first aid, adventure training, health and nutrition.
In addition to existing CCF activities, Cadets are also required to complete the course syllabus which includes supervised adventure training activities and occasional weekend training. All coursework is assessed by Edexcel.
How will I learn?
This is a very practical course so everything you learn in the classroom will be followed by practical activities. So once you have applied for a job by completing a CV and application form you will attend a mock interview. After devising a fitness plan you will be given a fitness test. After brushing up on your map skills you will plan your own route and spend two days completing your route as part of your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. All of the activities carried out in CCF time also count towards your marks for the BTEC in Public Services.
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1: Coursework written assignment and job interview (20%)
Unit 2: Coursework on fitness, nutrition and expedition planning (20%)
Unit 3: Practical assessments including Duke of Edinburgh Award, fitness test, first aid course and method of instruction course (60%)
What’s next after the course?
The BTEC in Public Services provides students with the skills needed to enter the work force. Although specific careers are looked at such as the ambulance service, police and army all of the skills learnt can be used in any career. It provides students with extra qualifications above other students applying for University. UCAS points from the Duke of Edinburgh will help students to achieve valuable points towards their university place. The course is also offered in year 12 as a level 3 BTEC equivalent to A levels
Future Career Opportunities
Overall the course broadens students’ horizons helping them to appreciate the great outdoors and giving them valuable skills for life.