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BTEC Level One Introductory Certificate / Diploma in Public Services (14-16)

About the course

Learners will, through the different specialist units offered, find out about the different public services and how they work individually and interact with each other – inter-agency working. They will also have the opportunity to discover the levels of fitness required for each of the uniformed services and how to improve their health and fitness for entry into these services. The course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed services, for example, police, emergency fire services, security, prison services or the armed services. It further aims to give an insight into employment and public service skills, including team working and communication essential for Public Service duties.

Course units will be split between Year One Certificate and Year Two Diploma

Parents/Schools, please note when completing the application form you must use child’s name and DOB but the parent/school email and telephone number. All official documents, interview and enrolment information will be emailed on the parent/school email provided and this could be anytime from the time of application through to September. If the email changes it is important you let us know. Failure to do so could lead to the application being withdrawn from the process.

Course modules

Year 1

Being Organised

Working with Others

Developing a Personal Progression Plan

Researching a Topic

Contributing to Your Community

Responding to an Incident

Finding out about Public Services

Taking Part in Fitness Testing

Assisting Members of the Public

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students need to be 14 or over, have functional English and Maths skills and a strong interest in Public Services.

Your school or Home Educating Parent or Guardian must complete Application Form Part B before your application will be processed.

Learning and assessment

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including written assignments and practical assessment


Students who successfully complete the course may wish to study full time at Myerscough or at another college

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Learners will be required to wear college uniform consisting of tracksuit and T-shirt.

Foundation Learning at Myerscough College
Foundation Learning at Myerscough College

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality. View our Foundation Learning Presentation here!

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.