BTEC Public Services Unit 3 Assigment 1 - P1,P2,P3,D1
This assignment meets all the criteria in unit 3 assignment 1: P1, P2, P3, D1.
The Extended Diploma is the equivalent of three A Levels and is delivered as a continuation of a successfully completed Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma. This course is for anyone who is interested in seeking employment within the public services such as: Armed forces, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Air force, Army, Military Police, Emergency Services Fire Service, Police, Prison Service and Security. This course will also provide entry onto a university degree or Higher National Diploma course. Please note that some public services may place restrictions on certain roles including, but not limited to: medical conditions, physical attributes, fitness, nationality, age, and others. Please check with the relevant service for specific requirements or make an appointment with our Information, Advice and Guidance team.
A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As a continuation to the Subsidiary Diploma students will cover a wide range of subjects including but not restricted to:
- Government Policies
- Citizenship & Diversity
- Health & Fitness
- The Impact of War
- Conflict & Terrorism
- Expedition Skills
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities
- Crime & Its Effects
- Responding to Emergency Incidents
- Career Planning for the Public Services
- Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise
Students will also complete a skills project, which will build their confidence and their employability skills as well as covering subjects such as equality and safeguarding which are designed to broaden their knowledge of these subjects and help with their employment potential.
Successful learners will be able to progress on to an HNC/HND or Degree in Public Services, Public Administration, Criminology or employment.
Course work will be assessed by assignments, which include reports, projects, presentations, practical work and oral work. Students will be assessed by a combination of assignments, practical work, projects and tests set by the Course Team. Students will produce a portfolio of work, which will be assessed against the grading criteria for the units. Assignments set will have an agreed hand in date that will need to be met in order to meet the awarding body guidelines. Some units will also need you to complete externally set and marked assessment material in addition to your portfolio work.
Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement, a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.
Successful candidates will gain the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services
Students are expected to spend additional study hours in the Learning Resource Centre Library in order to successfully complete this programme. You will also need to complete research and homework on a regular basis in order to build up your knowledge and confidence with public services. It is expected that you will need to spend approximately 6 hours a week on your course work outside of your normal class time.
Students will need to be prepared to participate in a range of practical activities, and to support their peers in group activity assessments.
During the course students will be expected to complete some work experience. This helps students understand the types of roles available in industry and the skills required to gain employment in the sector.
Fees and Additional Costs
If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £75.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. If you are over 18 there may be registrations fees if you have not previously registered with the exam board. Students will be offered the opportunity to visit exhibitions and shows and these may require students to pay entrance fees and transportation costs. Students will also take part in outdoor activities such as kayaking and rock climbing as well as an expedition, these activities may incur additional costs, including the need to have sensible clothing and footwear to undertake these activities. Students may also benefit from purchasing textbooks the details of these books will be discussed during induction when the latest edition of books will be recommended.