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Public Services Extended Certificate level 2

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Public Services Extended Certificate level 2
Code C6229
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


The BTEC Extended Certificate in Uniformed Public Services is a one-year programme that introduces you to the service industry and develops the practical skills necessary for gaining employment in a range of uniformed public services. You will be given the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge in a range of subjects, whilst also having ample activity to interact with the various different public services. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


Throughout the course you will study a range of units such as: the Role and Work of Public Services; Citizenship; Sport and Recreation; Expedition Skills; and Responding to Incidents. There is also a requirement that you undertake work experience with a relevant employer. You will also undertake a practical expedition, in addition to a number of other relevant visits.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment will take place in a variety of methods, with some units being external exams whilst others are practical assessment, assignments, presentations etc.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required, plus 2 additional GCSE subjects at grade 3 (D) would be an advantage. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Your next steps...

Following successful completion of the course you may have the opportunity to progress onto the BTEC level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services. Some students will decided they want to move into employment and apply for one of the public services; others will move into a different field but be a well-rounded individual as a result of the skills learnt on the course.



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