BTEC Firsts Public Services (2014)

Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying BTEC Firsts in Public Services (NQF). Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these vocational qualifications provide level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector.

Units offered include the role and work of the public services, community protection, and the working skills required to meet the needs of the public.

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Specification

Specification

BTEC Firsts in Public Services specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Public Services
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
120
Total Qualification Time (TQT):
120
Qualification number (QN):
601/0926/9
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16 (EFA funding), 16-18 (EFA funding)
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2014
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • Thu Aug 31 15:50:00 BST 2017

Specification - BTEC First Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Public Services
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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Public Services
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
240
Total Qualification Time (TQT):
240
Qualification number (QN):
601/3258/9
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16 (EFA funding), 16-18 (EFA funding)
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2014
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • Thu Aug 31 10:16:00 BST 2017

Specification - BTEC First Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Public Services
Download PDF | 2.8 MB
Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Public Services
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
360
Total Qualification Time (TQT):
360
Qualification number (QN):
601/3259/0
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16 (EFA funding), 16-18 (EFA funding)
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2014
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • Thu Aug 31 10:18:00 BST 2017

Specification - BTEC First Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Public Services
Download PDF | 2.8 MB
Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Public Services
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
480
Total Qualification Time (TQT):
480
Qualification number (QN):
601/3260/7
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16 (EFA funding), 16-18 (EFA funding)
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2014
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • Thu Aug 31 10:20:00 BST 2017
Support for teachers

Support for teachers

Content for: Getting ready to teach

Whether you’re planning to teach BTEC for the first time or have taught BTEC Firsts before, you’ll find all the information you need to plan your course here.

To help get you started, there’s a step-by-step guide to delivering BTEC.

Then you can create courses and assignments using the course wizard in myBTEC; download sample assessment materials; gather ideas for practical activities and realistic scenarios from our Delivery Guide; or book your place on one of our training courses.

Watch an introduction to our BTEC training courses. 

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Course planning

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Content for: Teaching and learning

Once your plans are in place, there’s plenty of advice and guidance available to help you deliver BTEC Firsts (NQF).

The Introduction to Standardisation training helps make sure you’re up to speed on the Quality Assurance process. 

We also offer a wealth of published resources to support your learners and bring your lessons to life.

Resources for learning and revision

Training

Support materials

Content for: Preparing for assessment

High-quality, teacher-led assessment is at the heart of BTEC Firsts (NQF). These qualifications also contain an element of external assessment, which may be through a timetabled paper-based examination or an onscreen, on-demand test.

To help you in creating your own assignments, you can use our authorized assignment briefs either ‘off the shelf’ or as a guide to creating your own.

There’s also a Guide to Internal Assessment and Sample Assessment Materials.

If you need clarity on how much feedback to give your learners when they’re working on assignments, you can work through our Giving Feedback – refresher training.

 

External assessment takes the form of an onscreen test or a traditional paper-based exam.

Prepare your learners with sample assessment materials and past papers.

Content for: Understanding results

Calculating BTEC grades 

The specification is the best place to find guidance on how the qualification grade is calculated, but you can also see our guidance for students on how we calculate the overall grade for their BTEC. Alternatively, if you or your students want to calculate an overall BTEC grade, you can use our handy grade calculator. 

After each test, we make a range of documents available to help you see why your learners have received the grades they have, and to use in future teaching to help new learners prepare for assessment. These materials include:

  • Past Papers
  • Lead Examiner reports – an overview of how learners performed on each unit and the overall test.

We also have subject-specific post-results services, which include information about what you can do if you’re concerned about a student’s results.

Grading for Internally Assessed units is carried out according to the Quality Assurance process and is supported by Standards Verifiers. 

Calculating your qualification grade

Grade calculator 

Externally assessed units

Post-results services 

Internally Assessed Units

 

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What will I learn?

BTEC Firsts in Public Services can help you take your first steps towards a career supporting the public. You’ll learn the essential skills for a wide range of careers, from the armed services and police force to roles at local authorities and central government.

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