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Level 2 First Extended Certificate Public Services

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code PU2EC1Y
Qualification Type Course Provider Certificate
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course enables you to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills; there is a strong emphasis on developing personal discipline through individual and team activities. Assessments use a variety of methods, such as exams, written reports, group exercises and presentations. During the course you may take part in visits to a variety of Public Service organisations and listen to talks from guest speakers. You will also develop your English and Maths skills.


The course will be enhanced with outside speakers coming into college from the Army, RAF and Police demonstrating what is required for the career. You will increase your Teamwork and Leadership skills by Participating in practical activities offsite. 

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams.
Externally assessed units:
• The role and work of the Public Services
• Citizenship, society and the Public Services
Coursework units studied include:
• Working skills in the Public Service sector
• Crime and its effects on society and individuals
• Land navigation by map and compass
• Sport and recreation in the Public Services
• Health, fitness and lifestyle for the Public Services
• Community and cultural awareness
• Security Procedures in the Public Services

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade D/3 and E/2 or above including English Language and Maths grade E/2. Or pass in a L1 vocational programme, plus L1 English or Maths.

Your next steps...

Students will be able to join the armed forces or progress to Level 3 or obtain an apprenticeship within their selected field.

If you are considering a career in any of the uniformed or non-uniformed public services this course may be for you. Progression to Level 3 offers an excellent opportunity to make an informed choice about a career in the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Prison Service, Security Organisations, HM Customs, the National Health Service, and Social Work to name but a few.


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