Public Services Level 1 (Peaks)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00109
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the work of the uniformed public services and offers you the opportunity to develop the skills and personal qualities needed for further study or employment.

The course is made up of a range of units. You will learn about 
  • Uniformed public services roles
  • Improving health and fitness for the uniformed public services
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Working with others and in the community
  • Attending emergency services incidents
  • First aid
  • Employment opportunities in the uniformed public services
There will be regular walks in the local area to practise navigation skills. Taking part in a range of sports and fitness activities is a fundamental part of the course.


This course is suitable for those interested in a career in the Uniformed Public Services. It is important that you have a positive outlook and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone by trying different activities. You should come with a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, have commitment to the course, and be able to deal with discipline. As BTEC courses are coursework - based programmes with no formal exams, excellent attendance and punctuality is a key to success.

Course enrichment activities include visits, training days and residential courses. A range of public services organisations and guest speakers come into college to give presentations and work with students on practical activities and assessments.

Work experience can include working with community and voluntary organisations, major incident simulations with the fire service and work supporting police training.

You will be expected to study Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths, and a course in Personal and Social Development. There is also the opportunity to study for additional qualifications such as awards in volunteering, self defence and sports leadership.

How will it be delivered?

The BTEC course is assessed by course work. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations and workbooks.  Approximately 50% of the course is practical and 50% is classroom work. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above including English Language

Your next steps...

Successful completion of this course, good attendance and punctuality along with tutor recommendation can lead to our Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma course or other level 2 courses.

Future career opportunities could include working in, the Armed Forces, Police service, Fire service, Ambulance Service, UK border agency, outdoor activity centres, Prison Service, Security Services and voluntary organisations.