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Level 2- Public Services

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 2
CSPS2F
Health, Public Services and Care

Course Summary

For students interested in careers in public service, fitness or outdoor activities, this course combines lectures and guest speaker talks with a range of practical training including outdoor pursuits, site visits and work experience. You’ll develop skills in areas including leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and communication.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs

4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from English, maths and Science, with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

Cost for students aged

Course Details

You will learn through lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sport fitness and leadership sessions, outdoor activities and work-related experience. Work is assessed continually throughout the course.

Course Themes:

Leadership skills

Working in the public services

Outdoor adventurous activities and expeditions

Practical sports leadership

Fitness and training

Residential trips

Work Experience

Employability skills

English and maths

Why Study With Us?

Theory learning enhanced through practical delivery

Residential week

Range of practical outdoor activities including climbing, high ropes, bush craft skills

Opportunities to be involved with college sports teams

Develop leadership skills

How will it be delivered?

Students will learn through lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sport fitness and leadership sessions, outdoor activities and work related experience. Students' work is assessed continually throughout the course. You will be required to complete 65 hours of work placement with a business, particularly one that specialises in customer-facing services.

You can either seek a placement and work with our Work Placement Advisers who can sign off on your provided placement or a placement can be assigned to you by our Careers and Employability Team.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from English, maths and Science, with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

Equipment required

So you are prepared as you can be for this course, a quick reminder about PPE (personal protective equipment) required. For the practical work, you will need sports clothing and suitable clothing for outdoor activities such as warm layers, waterproof jacket, footwear for walking and a rucksack. For classroom lessons, standard stationery for notes and USB stick are required.

Your next steps...

The study programme paves the way for further study at Level 3 in sport, outdoor adventure or public services or employment within the relevant sectors.

Career pathways

Work at outdoor activity centres

Work within the public services sector (e.g. Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Fire Service etc)

Sports leader

Fitness instructor

Sports coach

Progression and Development Sessions

All students enrolled on a Level 2 or Level 3 course will be required to attend Progression and Development sessions every week. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics from careers and employability, British Values and equality and diversity to essential life skills such as mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.

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