Public Services

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS PUBLIC SERVICES?
The popular course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career in the public and uniformed services.

But, this shouldn’t put off those who aren’t considering a career in public services, as this course includes many sociological, political, leadership and physiological units.

WHY STUDY PUBLIC SERVICES?
The course is highly respected within the Police, Fire Service, Armed Forces, Ambulance Service and Customs and Excise and can be personalised by learners to match the public service that they are interested in.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive College interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Currently the course is assessed through 100% coursework.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BTEC IN PUBLIC SERVICES?
As the course contains many aspects of Sociology and Psychology, it is accepted in a range of degree subject disciplines. There are many higher education establishments offering public services related degrees in the North West and nationwide.

A BTEC in Public Services could inspire students to become: Paramedics, Police Officers, Fire Personnel or even a member of the Armed Forces.