BTEC National in Public Services

In Worcester

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  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Location

    Worcester

Description

Why choose a BTEC National in Public Services? This is a vocational course that focuses on the uniformed public services such as the police, armed forces and the fire service, and a range of topics such as Psychology, Sociology, PE, Law and Business Studies. It is useful both in terms of moving on to Higher Education or employment, with ever increasing opportunities existing within the public.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Worcester (Worcestershire)
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Spetchley Road, WR5 2LU

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Course programme

Public Services

Why choose a BTEC National in Public Services?
This is a vocational course that focuses on the uniformed public services such as the police, armed forces and the fire service, and a range of topics such as Psychology, Sociology, PE, Law and Business Studies. It is useful both in terms of moving on to Higher Education or employment, with ever increasing opportunities existing within the public services.


Resources and Facilities
Gym and Sports Centre
Course textbook, interactive ICT resources and videos
An extensive range of materials available in the Learning Resources Centre


Teaching and Learning Styles
A variety of activities will be used to reflect the structure of the units and to enable you to get a real feel for the public services, for example:
discussions
presentations
trips
guest speakers

Extra-Curricular Activities

In the past a number of trips have been organised to a variety of locations, for example:
Expeditions in Wales, Shropshire and Forest of Dean
Caving, climbing and water sports
Worcester Crown Court to observe criminal trials
West Mercia Police Headquarters at Hindlip to help the police train
Residential courses with the Royal Navy and Army

In addition to this there are numerous visiting speakers, demonstrations and activities provided by a range of uniformed public services.


Assessment
The National Award can be studied for six units for one timetable block over two years, equal to one A level; and the National Diploma, eighteen units over three timetable blocks over two years, equal to three A levels. Assessment is by the submission of coursework for each unit.


Progression Opportunities
While many students progress to a career within the public service of their choice BTEC Public Services also provides a recognised progression route to university for further study.
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