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Public Services – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Public Services

The Level 1/ 2 First Award in Public Services is a new specification being taught for the first time in 2014. Students have to study 4 units, two of which are compulsory and 2 of which are optional.

The compulsory units are:

  • Unit 1: The Role and Work of the Public Services
  • Unit 2: Working Skills in the Public Service Sector.

These units focus on giving learners knowledge of the work completed by public sector and is not just limited to the work of the emergency services and the armed forces. They also focus on developing the practical skills needed for working within the public services through practical scenario based assessments.

For the first time, the BTEC qualifications are going to have an examined element worth 25% of the unit mark.

Progression Examples: Public Services Level 2/3, Sport qualifications level 2/3, Business, Sports Apprenticeships Intermediate level, Police, Armed Services, Community Work, Youth Work and council work