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Nottingham Academy

Public Services

Qualification: BTEC Level 3

Entry Requirements 

English Level 4

This course will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the jobs available in the public service sector.

If a career working for the police, fire, ambulance, prison service, the RAF, British Army or Navy interests you; this course is ideal. It aims to develop the essential employability skills and personal qualities, needed for a successful entry to public services through a wide range of theoretical, fitness-based and practical activities. Throughout the course, learners will be provided with opportunities to apply all these skills and qualities in real or simulated work contexts. By the end of the course, you will be better prepared both physically and mentally for a successful entry to your chosen Uniformed Protective Service. The course is assessed continuously; To gain the qualification, you need to be well organised, self-disciplined, motivated, and sustain an excellent attendance and punctuality record throughout the academic year.

Where does this course fit in the world of work?

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 5.42 million people are employed in the UK’s public sector – accounting for 16.5% of all those in paid work. Uniformed Public Services make a real difference at local and national level, tackle wider environmental issues and play a central role in modern society every day. A career in the Uniformed Public Services will test your physical and mental strength, whilst helping your local community and country. 

Mandatory Course Units 

Unit 1 Government, Policies and the Public Services 

Unit 2 Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services

Unit 3 Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services