BTEC First in Public Services

Choosing to study a BTEC First in Public Services qualification is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. The public service sector covers a variety of areas, and offers a huge choice of careers. So whether you want to be an ambulance driver, a police man or in the armed services,  a BTEC First in Public Services qualification can help you to get one step closer to achieving your goal. Your BTEC will give you an insight into the breadth of this sector as well as sharpening your skills to prepare you for employment or further study.



UNIT 1– The role and work of the public services (exam)

UNIT 2– Working skills in the public service sector

UNIT 3-Employment in the public services

UNIT 5– health, fitness & lifestyle for the public services


How will I be assessed: 

Unit 1 is a hour long exam. Units 2,3 and 5 are coursework.

A Pass, Merit or Distinction must be achieved in each unit. Unit 1 (which is an exam) counts for 25% of the qualification.  All other units (which are coursework) count for 75% of the qualification. Students will be assessed through written assignments, presentations, case studies, observations and practical work.


Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Army Officer
  • Police Service
  • Fire Service
  • Civil Service Administrative Assistant/Management Trainee
  • Local Government Officers
  • Prison Service
  • Paramedic
  • RAF
  • Navy