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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services is a one year course which provides a variety of career opportunities within many community or emergency-related organisations. The course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain a clear insight into a variety of public service-related careers. Those who pursue a career within one of the uniformed services will be fulfilling a vital role in society.

What can I do after this course?
The course offers opportunities for accessing further study, for example the BTEC level 3 90-credit Diploma in Public Services. This is the best route if you are planning to progress to Higher Education in the future. You can also choose to go into employment in a relevant sector.

What will I study?
On this one year course you will be studying two core units, one additional mandatory unit and a choice of optional units. Some of the units will be assessed by your teachers (internal) and others will be set and marked externally.

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in PS
Unit Core units Assessment method
1 The Role and Work of the Public Services external
2 Working Skills in the Public Service Sector Internal

Mandatory units

6 Citizenship, Society and the Public Services external

How is the course taught?
This course is taught through a mixture of interactive lectures, individual and group activities, practical activities, discussions and presentations.

On successful completion of the level 2 qualification, you can progress to employment or continue your study in the same, or related vocational area such as Public Services Level 3.

Recommended reading
Course books are required, which can be borrowed for a whole year from the library.

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
There are two full time- teachers in the department who teach on the course. Each member of the team has extensive industry and teaching experience. You will have a personal tutor who will also be one of your teachers.

Public Service beyond the Classroom and Recent Events


Level 2 Public Service students volunteering for the Christmas community lunch with the older Clapton residents.


Level 2 Public Service students volunteering for cleaning up Clapton Pond