Public Services

Course content

Course introduction

The Level 2 Award in Public Services is aimed for students that are considering a career in the public service sector. This course will provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will allow you to make a smooth transition into the world of work.




This course is equivalent to one GCSE and is a one year course.

Public Services enables learners to gain a clear insight into the public service sector and aims to inspire, motivate and prepare students for progression on to a Level 3 vocational or academic course.

It also provides you with the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the public service sector, for example entry level jobs within the armed services or non-uniformed services.

Specific course entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language and Mathematics (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

75% coursework and 25% external examinations 

What will I study?

Throughout this one year course you will study the following: 

Unit One: The Role and Work of the Public Services (exam)

Unit Two: Working Skills in the Public Services

Unit Three: Employment in the Public Services

Unit Four: Public Services and Community Protection

Unit Five: Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for the Public Services

Where will this course lead me?

Successful completion of this course will allow progression to Level 3 course in BTEC Public Services as well as many more options in College.

Progression to Level 3 courses at College is dependent upon meeting the entry requirements for that course.

Student learning

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey