Route3 BTEC LEVEL 2 For 16-19 Year Olds

BTEC Level 2 Certificate: public Services

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This course will provide you with a range of skills and boost your confidence for further study/training and employment. It will focus on the public services and the important roles they play but what you learn can be applied to a very wide range of future routes.



To join this programme you will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (or equivalent). One of either English language or maths needs to be at least a grade 3 whilst the other needs to be no less than a grade 2.

Why study BTEC Level 2 Certificate: public Services at Blackpool Sixth?

We have excellent links with all the main public services and the armed forces. The course is taught in a dynamic and engaging way with plenty of ‘real life’ experience.

How will I be taught?

Classes are student-led with a variety of activities, guided by outstanding teachers linked to sensitive and real-life scenarios. You will have to opportunity to attend trips with different armed services.

Teacher expertise

You will be led by teachers who have been teaching public services for 5 years, with a teacher who specialises in this sector. Outstanding teachers with 7 years experience as a Firefighter. Staff who have been an expedition leader for 6 years working alongside Mountain Rescue personnel during the Duke of Edinburgh Award and previous experience within the Army Reserves.

What skills will I develop?

  • Communication
  • Working with others/ group management
  • Confidence
  • Leadership
  • IT skills
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How will I be assessed?


internal Assessment
  • 75% All internal assignment are assessed through coursework with a variety of assessment methods from videos, presentations, blogs and posters


external assessment
  • 25% Externally assessed task based assessments
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What will you study and other information about BTEC LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE: PUBLIC SERVICES

Where does it lead?

The pathway for development is varied for our learners. Most will progress onto a level 3 course here at the sixth form, most of which move onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services (however, a very wide range of courses at the college are available). Some learners go directly into employment with most joining the armed forces and some go on to apprenticeships.

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