Huish Sixth

Public Services

Huish Sixth


Level 3 BTEC (Subsidiary and National Diploma available)

Course Content and Assessment

Subsidiary Diploma requires students to undertake 60 credits over
a 2 year period.
National Diploma requires students to undertake 120 credits over
a 2 year period.

Units to be included:
1 Government Policies and the Public Services.
2 Citizenship and Diversity in the Public Services.
3 Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services.
4 Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services.
5 Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services.
6 Planning and Management of Major Incidents.
7 Skills for Land-Based and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.
8 Skills for Water-based and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.
9 Outdoor and Adventurous Expedition.
10 Fitness Testing and Training for Uniformed Public Services.
11 Practical Team Sports.

Extending Your Experience
As part of the course, students will be encouraged to undertake Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award which is provided by Huish Sixth. This award is hugely rewarding, enhancing student communication, leadership and teamwork skills. The Award is highly regarded by both employers and universities. Further to the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the course will provide students with the opportunity to visit Taunton Crown Courts, to undertake activity days with the Armed Forces, speak regularly with members of the emergency services, and develop a range of skills through our external provider, Channel Training. All these activities seek to develop student interpersonal, academic and
social skills which will benefit them in their future careers. This course is designed to equip you with the skills, understanding and knowledge required for successful employment in the uniformed public services such as the Armed Forces, the Police Force and various emergency services. You will learn transferable skills that will enable you to meet changing circumstances in employment, whether you are in a general role or promotion to supervisory or management roles. This qualification has been developed to meet the need of major areas of public service and there is an increasing demand for suitably qualified candidates in this area. This qualification will provide the skills to progress to BTEC Higher National or degrees. The course contains both elements of academic and practical learning. Successful students will complete a range of classroom based activities, physical challenges and expedition tasks. Assessment takes place in the form of a number of assignments. This qualification contains no written examinations.

Entry Requirements:
The minimum entry requirement for a BTEC National
Award is five Grade C GCSEs.

Where will this Course take me?
Higher Education- University, HND in Public Services.
Various other degree/diploma options.
Employment- In all of the uniformed public services,
Civil service. Highly regarded by many employers,
especially jobs involving teamwork and leadership.

Ms J. Cawthorne

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