Level 2 Extended Certificate

Public Services

If you like a challenge and want to combine your ambition for a career in the public services with outdoor adventure, then you’re looking at the right course.

You’ll work on essential industry skills such as team working, citizenship, leadership and fitness. There’s also plenty of opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor activities including kayaking, canoeing, climbing, bushcraft, sailing, walking and navigation.

What will I study?

  • Role and work of the public services
  • Working skills in the public service sector
  • Employment in the public services
  • Health, fitness and lifestyle for the public services
  • Citizenship, society and the public services
  • Crime and it’s effects on society and individuals
  • Adventurous activities in the public services
  • Sport and recreation in the public services
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Employability skills in the public services
  • Preparing to respond to emergency incidents
  • Carrying out a project in the public services
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Uniformed officer in police, fire or ambulance services
  • Armed forces
  • Prison and security services

School: The Winsford Academy

Next step: Job as lifeguard

Ambition: Coastguard

“I was attracted to public services because I want to help other people.

“My nephew nearly drowned during a family beach trip. It made me realise what an amazing service the coastguard rescue teams provide and I decided I’d like to join them.

“I’m studying for a lifeguarding qualification to add to my Level 2 in Public Services, then I’m planning to find a job at a local swimming pool and from there work my way up.

“I feel confident because I’ve had work experience at a primary school during my course, and I’ve also done some training with the local fire and police services.”