The UK’s Public Services industry is one of the largest employers in the country. It works to develop and implement government policies and helps deliver a huge range of services to the public. A BTEC in Public Services is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed services. Those who are attracted to the Public Services sector will find it modern and dynamic, committed to providing employees with a great many opportunities to develop and a positive working environment where they can really make a difference.
The course is 50% exam and 50% coursework; students must achieve at least a pass grade in the exam to pass the course overall. Students must be highly motivated and to be able to complete work to given deadlines and at a high standard as all assignment work throughout the course counts towards the final qualification (along with the exam) which is awarded at either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* level. The assessment includes a mixture of both written and practical work so students must be willing to participate in sport based practical activities.
It is likely that the content will include some or all of the following topic areas:
Government, policies and the Public Services: exploring and analysing how the government and government policy impacts the work of the public services
Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the Public Services: fitness testing and analysis of own performance in relation to public services standards
Crime and its effects on society: analysis of the effects of various crimes on community
Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services: exploration of different management styles and the ways these are utilised within the public services
Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services: consideration of how citizenship and diversity are promoted both within and by the public services
Not only could a BTEC in Public Services lead onto a career in the uniformed services it could also support a career within the Public health sector. Studying public services will also develop a range of skills in a vocational context including confidence, competence, team building and motivation. As well as these transferrable skills it will also provide UCAS points towards university entry.
Immanuel College is a mixed Church of England secondary school and sixth form located in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England