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Public Services Key Stage 4


BTECs embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit based structure. In this qualification, the focus is on the development of practical and transferable work-related skills, and sector-specific knowledge. The development of these skills is key for learners to progress to work or to an Apprenticeship unit-based structure.

The Course

This qualification will demand a lot of practical work from you. You will need to:
• complete a range of units
• be organised
• take other assessments that will demonstrate your practical skills
• keep a portfolio of your assignments.


This qualification has been developed to ensure learners develop the skills and behaviours that will give them the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work in public services. The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units which relate directly to the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers in the public services sector.

The areas covered include:
• Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
• Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services
• Impact of Law on Public Services
• Crime and its Effects on Society
• Community and Cultural Awareness
• Attending Emergency Incidents in the Public Services
• Security Procedures in the Public Services
• Cyber Security & Crime.


You can feel proud to achieve a BTEC because, whatever your plans in life – whether you decide to go on to college, work or to an Apprenticeship – success in your BTEC Level 2 qualification will help you to progress to the next stage in your life Learners will develop transferable and practical skills in communication, professional behaviours in
the workplace, reflective practice and preparing for interviews to secure employment.

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