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Public Services with Adventure Training (Beginners) - Level 1


Today’s BTEC Introductory qualifications will demand practical work from you.

You will complete a range of units, be organised, take assessments that will demonstrate your skills and keep a portfolio of your assignments.

For public services, the units cover topics and activities such as fitness testing, assisting members of the public, responding to an incident or taking part in adventurous activities.

On completion of their course, youwill have developed a set of transferable and sector skills that will benefit them whatever their chosen progression route.

These will include;

  • Communication
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving
  • Managing information
  • Self-management and development.

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Entry requirements

Two GCSEs with at least grade 2/E preferably including either English, maths or both; or a minimum of Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English and maths.

Following your application you will normally be offered a place on a course subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

16-18 year old applicants

You will need to supply a copy of your most up-to-date school/college report and/or a reference from a teacher/employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)2133A1578FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.


How will I be assessed?

You will be given opportunities to:

  • Carry out practical tasks
  • Present information that they have gathered
  • Keep working logbooks, records and reflective journals
  • Practise English and mathematical skills
  • Take part in oral or written presentations
  • Take part in role play, interviews and other activities.

What will I study?

What will I study?

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Finding out about public services
  • Take part in sport and adventurous activities 
  • Responding to an incident 

This course will also include off site adventurous activities such as;

  • Outdoor climbing
  • Indoor climbing
  • Zip wire
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Sit on top kayaks
  • Low ropes course
  • Team development challenges
  • Bushcraft skills
  • Archery

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

Apply online


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