BTEC Level 2 Award in Public Services


Can you imagine yourself working with the general public? Are you interested in a career in the Police, Fire Service, Armed Services or local authorities? Do you enjoy participating in practical tasks? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you should consider this course.

Students will study a range of subject areas during the one year course including Fitness, Public Service skills and Expedition skills. These units will help to develop the skills and interests required for a career in the Public Services. Within the practical element of the course students will participate in different kinds of fitness training, take part in a number of different team building activities and communication tasks and participate in land based adventure activities.

Course Content

This course is for those with a genuine interest in working in the Uniformed Public Services, such as the Police, the Fire Service and the Armed Services. Students will learn essential skills for working in the industry, related to teamwork and communication such as:

  • Public Service Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips, visiting speakers and residentials.

Students will get physically involved in a wide range of activities that involve team work such as army assault courses and a field gun challenge.

They will also have  the chance to engage with Public Services personnel through a variety of external trips and visits including a residential.


This qualification shows that students can apply concepts and interpret practical situations. It will provide them with a strong grounding for furthering their studies at Coulsdon Sixth Form College on a Level 3 BTEC course.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades.

Students will enjoy this course if they like to:

  • Complete coursework
  • Participate in practical tasks to enhance learning
  • Participate in physical activities and enjoy the outdoor environment
  • Complete independent research

Students should have a keen interest in working within the Public Services and enjoy communicating through speaking and working independently or as part of a team.

What goes well with this course?

  • Health & Social Care
  • Sport


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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