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BTEC Extended Certificate in Public Services

TASTER DAY – COURSE SUMMARY SHEET

 

SUBJECT

BTEC Extended Certificate in Public Services

LEVEL

3

EXAM BOARD

Edexcel

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

A minimum of 5 C grades at GCSE.   A willingness to join in, show initiative and meet work deadlines

BTEC work is 100% coursework and we expect you to meet our deadlines every 2 weeks.   This may require you to stay after school from time to time to get the work done to our standard.    The units we hope to cover in Year 12 will give you the equivalent of an AS level.  

We hope to study

  • Unit 01   Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Unit 02   Leadership and Teamwork in Public Services
  • Unit 07   International Institutions and Human Rights

 

7 KEY POINTS ABOUT THE COURSE

 

  1. The course is practical. You will learn how to apply your knowledge, both on your own and as a member of a team, to develop your skills and abilities.

 

  1. There are no exams. Instead, you will complete coursework or assignments set by your teachers, based on learning outcomes set by Edexcel. The assignments will be given to you through the year, and each will have a deadline.

 

  1. Coursework or assignments.  These will include research projects, production of effective notes / reports, participation in team activities and presentations etc.

 

  1. Assessment. You will achieve Pass, Merit and Distinctions in your assignments. You will then be awarded an overall Pass, Merit or Distinction for the whole course.

 

  1. Teaching. The course is taught by 3 teachers, Mrs Hawley, Mrs Khaddoui and Mr Main.    Lessons will include the teaching of theory and coursework both inside and outside the classroom together with organised visits.

 

  1. Homework. Expect to work at home, both during the week and at weekends, and plan for this around your other commitments. It’s unrealistic to think that you can complete the course without doing much at home.

 

  1. Qualification. On successful completion of the 2 year qualification, students will have achieved the equivalent of one A level.  The one year is equivalent to AS level.