BTEC Diploma in Preparation for Public Services Level 2

Full Time

About the course

This is a one-year course, which provides a good introduction to the Public Services and stepping stone course for Level 3 Public Services. You will learn through a classroom-based approach and aspects of practical.

This course includes eight units of study including; Public Service Skills and Support for the Community, Crime and its Effects on Society, Security Procedures in the Public Services, Volunteering in Public Services, Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services, Employment in Uniformed Public Services, Health and Fitness for Entry into the Uniformed Public Services, Expedition and Land Navigation Skills.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, including English Language and Maths OR successful completion of Level 1 at a MERIT grade and grade 3/D at GCSE Maths and English Language.

Where next?

The course can provide a preparation for the Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services Level 3 which will then give you the correct qualifications for jobs like the police apprenticeship. If you are hoping to progress, you should be aiming to achieve MM as a grade to finish on. It could also give you enough GCSEs to be accepted in some job roles in the Armed Forces, NHS or Fire Service.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has a volunteering unit which helps you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

  • Your own stationery: pens, pencils, A4 paper & folder

  • Sturdy outdoor footwear for walks and trips either trainers or walking boots

  • Gym kit for fitness units (Financial assistance is available for eligible learners)

  • For camping trips the College does have tents that learners can borrow if they do not have access to any from home.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18; however there is a course fee that covers additional trips and visits throughout the year, this is £60.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

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