Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services

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Course Overview

The aim of all this qualification in Public Services is to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Public Services sector. Learners will have the opportunity to gain broad knowledge of, and develop skills in, the Public Services sector and in due course to enter employment in a wide range of job roles, for example posts in the civil service, health service, armed services and the emergency services.

Mandatory units of study include:

  • The Role and Work of the Public Services
  • Working Skills in the Public Services Sector
  • Citizenship, Society and the Public Services
  • Crime and its Effects on Society and Individuals

Learners will also have the opportunity to undertake some work experience with either uniformed public services or uniformed and non-uniformed public services and also enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as abseiling, canoeing and rock climbing during a 5 day residential at an outdoor pursuit centre.


3 GCSEs at Grade 3 to include English and/or maths (dependent upon the area of study).
Level 1 qualification at Merit plus a minimum Level 1 English and/or maths.

Learners with lower grades or relevant experience will be considered subject to additional advice and guidance from a member of the curriculum team.

Course may be free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee £1287; Exam Fee £85.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

Study campus:
City & Alan Higgs Centre

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 2

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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