BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Public Services | Walsall College

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Public Services

The ideal course for individuals considering a career in any one of the public services. You will study a range of units providing an insight into the work of the services and the entry requirements and relevant skills. This course is a useful stepping stone to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services if you achieve merits or distinctions throughout the course, and is ideal if you wish to pursue one of the following careers:

  • the Armed Forces
  • Police Service
  • Fire Service
  • Prison Service
  • Security
  • Revenue and Customs
  • Youth and Community work

 The course consists of eleven units which cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Wellbeing and Fitness
  • Volunteering
  • Security Work
  • Public Service Incidents
  • Assisting the Public
  • Events and Expedition Skills

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There are no formal entry requirements although you should have a good standard of communication. All students at Walsall College have to take part in an initial assessment to ensure they are enrolled on the most suitable course.

It is possible to progress on to the Level 2 course depending on the standard of your work, your attendance and disciplinary record.

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Basic Information

Course Code K01F1PUB9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 1
Type Full-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance
Start Date Sep 09 2019

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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