BTEC Level II Diploma in Public Services
About the course
A BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a practical work-related course. Students learn through the
completion of coursework based units and complete assignments which are based on
realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The qualification allows students the
opportunity to pursue a study programme which is related directly to their work experience or
to a particular area of employment where they may hope to become involved following their
This qualification is broadly equivalent to four GCSE grades A*-C. It assists students to enter
employment and will be a very useful addition to their previous qualifications gained. It is an
excellent stepping-stone to study at Level III and prepares students for study at a higher level.
Core Units for this qualification are:
- Public Service Skills
- Career Planning for the Public Services
- Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services
- Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
- Employment in the Non-Uniformed Public Services
expedition skills this year.
All units are assessed and graded and an overall qualification is awarded. All units are
internally assessed and graded by teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded
to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades are awarded at Pass, Merit,
Distinction or Distinction*.
Possible subject career paths
This subject does not limit to any particular career path. Students can use this award to
progress to study at Level III in a variety of subjects. Some students use this as the basis for
an application to a uniformed or non-uniformed public service.
Students are expected to have undertaken a range of GCSE subjects and these may be
graded at level G or above.