Level 1/Level 2 Public Services

About the course

Protective Services Academy Level 2 programmes are exclusively offered to school as an internal alternative provision for up to three days per week for year 10 and 11 students.

Students enrolled on our programmes will gain a recognised qualification which is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff in an environment the students are familiar with.

At PSA we ensure that upon completion all students that access our alternative education programme sare fully prepared re-entry into education, progression to further education or enter employment. We achieve this through the delivery of our bespoke three-part programme:

  • Education
  • Fitness and Health
  • Careers and Personal Development

Education

BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award

The BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award is equivalent in weight to ONE GCSE (120GLH) and is delivered over ONE YEAR, which makes it an excellent option for both year 10 and 11s as an internal alternative provision in school.

Units Covered:

  • Unit 1 The Role and Work of the Public Services
  • Unit 2 Working Skills in the Public Services Sector
  • Unit 3 Employment in the Public Services
  • Unit 5 Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for the Public Services

BTEC Level 1/2 Extended Certificate in Public Services

The BTEC Level 1 / 2 Extended Certificate is equivalent in weight to THREE GCSEs (360GLH) and is best delivered over TWO YEARS which is an excellent option for Year 1o students, but equally, it can be delivered ONE YEAR, which makes it an excellent option year 11 as an internal alternative provision in school.

Units Covered:

  • The Role and Work of the Public Service
  • Working Skills in the Public Services Sector
  • Unit 3 Employment in the Public Services
  • Unit 5 Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Unit 6 Citizenship, Society and the Public Services
  • Unit 7 Crime and its effects on society and individuals
  • Unit 10 Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 11 Sport and Recreation
  • Unit 12 Land Navigation
  • Unit 18 Security Procedures

Health and Fitness

Fitness Testing, Stress and Mental Health, Sports, Adventurous Activities, Endurance Training, Strength and Conditioning, Personal Hygiene, Physical injury prevention, Nutrition, Sleep and Substance Misuse plus much more…

Careers and Personal Development

Careers and Employment,  STEM, Personal Values, British Army Look at Life Residential, , Educational Visits, First Aid and Emergency Care, Effective Communication, Service Entrance Test, Fieldcraft and Map Reading and Navigation plus much more…

Delivery Options

Option 1 – Students attend this internal alternative provision on a period by period basis. PSA becomes integrated into the students’ school day, when the timetable says ‘PSA’ they would come to use like they would any other lessons.

For example, they may attend PSA Period 1, English Period 2 & 3, back to PSA Period 4 etc 

Option 2 – Students attend this internal alternative provision for a full day block (up to three days per week). PSA staff would teach and support the students throughout the whole day. Students would remain on-site so would access school break and lunch to allow the students to remain part of the school community but would be supervised fully by PSA staff throughout the day.

Both options will maximise the chances of achievement and positive progression at the end of KS4. We are happy to discuss alternative delivery options that best suit the needs of the school and the students.

The aim for both options is to ensure that upon completion all students that access our alternative education programmes are fully prepared re-entry into education, progression to further education or enter employment

Progression Routes

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 in Public Services provide the knowledge, skills and understanding for Level 2 learners to progress to:

  • other Level 2 vocational qualifications and related competence-based qualifications for the public services sector
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Public Services

Contact Us

School Enquiry Form

If you would like more information about how PSA can support your school and its KS4 students through the delivery of these Level 2 Public Services qualifications through an internal alternative provision. Please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you.

School enquiry form
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