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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Public & protective services Level 2

Level 2

Course code: H22D127
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Public & protective services
Location: Hereford
Additional Costs - £250.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course will help you develop the skills necessary for working within the uniformed public services. Taught and assessed both theoretically and practically with no exam, you will benefit from a wide range of public service-related experiences including outdoor and adventurous activities, rescue scenario training and guest speakers from the industry. In addition, you will participate in ongoing fitness training, as well as gaining knowledge, skills and understanding from visits to a diverse range of public sectors.

What qualification will I gain?

Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Public Services

Why choose us

As part of your year, you will take part in climbing lessons, paddleboarding, casualty evacuations, boxing and paintballing. A highlight of the year will be taking part in our Remembrance Day parade with all the public and protective service students. As a team we strive to give you the tools necessary to build a comprehensive and impressive CV showcasing the skills developed and industry relevant experience gained during your year.

What you could do next

Enter directly into the armed forces or progress to a Level 3 course. The skills developed and experiences undertaken would also prepare you for employment outside of the uniformed public services.

Popular modules

  • Sport and Recreation

  • Crime and its Effects on Society

  • Health and Fitness

  • Activities and Teamwork

Assessment methods

Assessments will be via external exams, controlled internal assessment and written assignments

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GSCEs at grade 3, including English and maths or successful completion of a related Level 1 qualification and good progress with English and maths.