Subject: Public Services

Subject Leader: Mrs P Hill

Qualification: BTEC First Award in Public Services

Examination Board: Edexcel

Course Content: 
This course provides a basis to develop skills and experience that would be necessary for working in Public Services, such as : The Police, The Fire Service,  The Army or The Prison Service.
You will look at:
  • the role of the uniformed and non-uniformed Public Services;
  • fitness responsibilities;
  • communication;
  • job roles and responsibilities;
  • team work;
  • career development, recruitment and selection.
How you will learn:
You will study 4 units of work:
  • the role and work of the public services;
  • working skills in the public sector;
  • employment in the public services;
  • health, fitness and lifestyle for the public services.
How you will be assessed:
Controlled Assessment 75% - Pass (grade C), Merit (grade B), Distinction (grade A) - equivalent to two GCSE grades A* - C.
Additional Skills:
This course is a good foundation for a Level 3 Public Service or AS level Business Studies course post 16.

Job ideas:
Police, Ambulance, Fire, Army, Navy, RAF, Prison Service, Coast Guard, HM Revenue & Customs, Royal Marines.

For further information see:  Mrs P Hill


Contact the Prestatyn High School Options Team

Mr A Hall
Assistant Head Teacher

Prestatyn High School
Princes Avenue Prestatyn
LL19 8RS

01745 852312

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