4 GCSEs grade D or above including English. BTEC Introductory Certificate
or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation
qualification including Level 1 Functional Skills English. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.
How Is It Assessed
The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The majority of assessment takes place through coursework but two units involve end of unit exams which you will need to pass to gain the qualification. You will be able to monitor your assessments and your progress to success at any stage in the course.
How Is It Taught
The course is delivered through a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Students will use the latest IT facilities to investigate aspects of the subject area, promoting research and independent leaning skills, which will be supported and put into use in real life situations both inside and outside of the college environment. An extensive range of employers from the industry area will be involved in the support and delivery of the subject material. Student involvement is encouraged at all times to help your learning and understanding.
What Could I do Next
You could progress to any related Level 3 qualification. This course can also provide access to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services. The BTEC Level 2 is a vocational qualification which is recognised by many employers in the Public Service Industry and is therefore likely to result in enhanced employment prospects.
What Else Do I Need To Know
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skills it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges as equivalent to four GCSEs. Students will also be expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits. In addition, students may need to purchase appropriate equipment for these as well as a course T-shirt.