BTEC Level 1/ 2 First
The BTEC Firsts in Public Services are designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to kick-start a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed services.
This might be the police, emergency fire services, security, prison services, local government or the armed services, for example.
It also provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills related to study and employment which provide a platform for success within public services and elsewhere.
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award is a Level 2 qualification, but it is graded at Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction, Level 1 and Unclassified.
1 and 2
Online and in person
What to expect from Skills Training UK
What does a learner need to do?
The course comprises of several core and optional, specialist units.
The core units ensure that all learners will develop:
The optional specialist units give centres flexibility to tailor the programme to the local area and give learners the opportunity to pursue more specialist interests. These units may be selected to:
For example, in Unit 3: Employment in the Public Services, learners look at a range of different public services, their role and purpose, the various job opportunities available, conditions of the service, and the application and selection processes for various public services.
For example, in Unit 5: Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for the Public Services, learners will gain an understanding of the basic nutrition and lifestyle choices needed to ensure their own personal fitness, and how this could be used to meet the various health and fitness requirements in the public services. Learners will be able to take part in different public services-related fitness tests.
For example, in Unit 4: Public Services and Community Protection, learners explore the key organisations involved in the protection of communities, gain an understanding of the hazards and risks posed to individuals and communities, and how the public services deal with them.
Learners do not need to achieve any other qualifications before registering for a BTEC First. No prior knowledge, understanding or skills are necessary.
Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading and can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.
25% of the course, around two units are assessed by external examination in January and May, the remaining 75% is internally assessed by a Skills Training UK trainer.
At the end of the course the unit totals are added up to create the final grade.
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