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BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma – Public Services

About the course

Myerscough College has already been delivering a very successful Level 2 and Level 3 Public Services programme and it is hoped that this ‘new’ course will complement the existing courses and offer progression for the students who complete the Level 1. Myerscough has got excellent links with the uniformed organisations e.g. the Police, the Army, the Fire and Rescue Service etc. Our new ‘state of the art’ sports performance facilities will help the students in their personal and physical development.

This is a Level 1 course for those interested in learning more about the uniformed organisations and the opportunities that exist to work alongside such groups. All the units are aimed at developing the individual and increasing their work / life chances. Progression to a Level 2 Public Services course or Supported Internship would be the natural choice for such a student.

Course modules

Year 1

Being Organised

Researching a Topic

Working with Others

Developing a Personal Progression Plan

Contributing to Your Community

Responding to an Incident

Finding out about Public Services

Taking Part in Fitness Testing

Assisting Members of the Public

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 16 or over and have an interest in Public Services. No previous qualifications are required and the College provide support for those with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Additional Entry Requirements: A desire to work hard and take advantage of the all opportunities on offer.

Learning and assessment

All units will be formally assessed using the BTEC criteria. They will also be fully internally verified and submitted for external verification where necessary.


Progression will be to either the Level 2 in Public Services in particular or any other relevant Level 2 programme if appropriate e.g. Sport.

Alternatively, students could consider a Supported Internship that focuses heavily on work experience and a relevant placement.


The skills gained will demonstrate to any employer that the applicant will understand key work elements such as self-discipline, being organised and working as part of a team, therefore, this will allow the students to apply for any career and not just Public Services.

Work experience

All students will gain relevant work experience both internally at the College and externally working in the Public Services sector.

Foundation Learning at Myerscough College
Foundation Learning at Myerscough College

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality. View our Foundation Learning Presentation here!

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.