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BTEC Public Services Year 10

 Purpose of the year

  • To follow the specification laid out by Pearson for BTEC First Award in Public Services.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

Unit 1 – The Role and Work of the Public Services.

1.       Emergency Services

2.       Armed Services

3.       Central Government

4.       Local Authorities

5.       Voluntary Services

Learning Aim A – Explore the public services and their work.

Learning Aim B – Understand how public services are delivered

Continuation of Unit 1 and an introduction into Unit 2 – Working Skills in the Public Service Sector.

Learning Aim A – Explore working skills in the public service sector.

Pupils will learn about different forms of communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Continuation of Unit 2

Learning Aim B – Demonstrate working skills used in the public service sector.

Pupils will reflect on their working skills and produce a SWOT analysis.

Key assessments

Pupils will have an internal pre public examination to prepare them for the external assessment.  The external assessment will be set and marked by Pearson. The assessment will consist of a range of objective testing, short-answer and extended-writing questions. All questions are compulsory.

The assessment will carry 50 marks in total and will last for 1 hour.

This unit is assessed internally by the centre and externally verified by Pearson. Assignment A – Internal and External Customer Care as a written report.

Assignment B – Video evidence of pupils using their working skills through problem solving activities organised by the British Army and classroom based team-building activities.

This unit is assessed internally by the centre and externally verified by Pearson. Assignment A – Internal and External Customer Care as a written report.

Assignment B – Video evidence of pupils using their working skills through problem solving activities organised by the British Army and classroom based team-building activities.

Key vocabulary:

Essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

Please see attached

Please see attached

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Skills

  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Research,
  • independent learning,
  • communication,
  • working with others,
  • ICT,
  • peer assessment,
  • self-assessment, DRICE,
  • digital competency.
  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Research,
  • independent learning,
  • communication,
  • working with others,
  • ICT,
  • peer assessment,
  • self-assessment,
  • DRICE,
  • digital competency.
  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Research,
  • independent learning,
  • communication,
  • working with others,
  • ICT,
  • peer assessment,
  • self-assessment,
  • DRICE,
  • digital competency.

Additional Resources

Books

ISBN 978 1 446910 81 8  BTEC FIRST AWARD IN PUBLIC SERVICES

Gray, D. (2014) BTEC First Public Services: Student Book, Harlow: Pearson Education, ISBN 978 1 44691 081 8.

Jones, A. (1999) Team-building Activities for Every Group, Maryland: Rec Room Publishing, ISBN 978 0 96623 416 9.

Newstrom, J.W. and Scannell, E.E. (1998) The Big Book of Team Building Games, New York: McGraw Hill Professional, ISBN 978 0 07046 513 8.

Scannell, M., Mulvihill, M. and Schlosser, J. (2013) The Big Book of Team Coaching Games, New York: McGraw Hill Professional, ISBN 978 0 07181 300 6.

Websites

The British Army: www.army.mod.uk

The British Transport Police: www.btp.police.uk

The Fire Service: www.fireservice.co.uk

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs: www.hmrc.gov.uk

The Ministry of Defence: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

The Prison Service: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-prison-service

The Royal Air Force: www.raf.mod.uk

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines: www.royalnavy.mod.uk

Civil service careers: www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment

NHS careers: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

Public services recruitment agency: www.jobsgopublic.com

Public sector jobs at Reed recruitment agency: www.reed.co.uk/public

How parents can help

 

Parents can help to support their child’s learning at home by reading through work with their children and helping them to research information from the websites listed above for their assignments.

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

 

RAF St Athan, Cardiff Crown Court, Fire and rescue station.  Various visits from Royal Navy, British Army, Local MP’s and business users.

Homework expectations

 

Pupils are expected to watch the news every day in order to keep updated with current affairs and to link classwork to ‘real life’.  Pupils are encouraged to read through their classwork and make connections to local and central government as often as possible.  

BTEC Public Services Year 11

 

Purpose of the year

 

To follow the specification laid out by Pearson for BTEC First Award in Public Services.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

Unit 3 – Employment in the Public Services.

Learning Aim A – To understand employment roles and conditions of service in the public services.

Learning Aim B – Explore employment in the public services.

This unit will prepare pupils about the public service jobs that are available and how to prepare themselves for employment.

Continuation of Unit 3 and an introduction into Unit 5 – Health, fitness and lifestyle for the Public Services.

Learning Aim A – Understand the effect of basic nutrition and lifestyle factors on health and fitness.

Learning Aim B – Explore the health and fitness requirements of different public services.

Continuation of Unit 5.

Learning Aim C – Participate in public service fitness tests.

Key assessments

This unit is assessed internally by the centre and externally verified by Pearson. Assignment A – Pupils are expected to compare the range of work and requirements of job roles by three contrasting services.

Assignment B – Pupils are expected to compare the application and selection process of two contrasting services.  Pupils are also expected to produce a detailed written application for a job suitable for their skills.

This unit is assessed internally by the centre and externally verified by Pearson. Assignment A – Explain how nutrition and lifestyle factors affect health and fitness.

Assignment B – Compare the reasons for health and fitness requirements within three public services.

 

This unit is assessed internally by the centre and externally verified by Pearson. Assignment C – Analyse the results of the fitness tests undertaken for two contrasting services and suggest recommendations for improvement.

Key vocabulary:

Essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

Please see attached

Please see attached

Please see attached

Skills

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Additional Resources

Journals

These current journals often give case studies and up-to-date information on a range of subjects specific to the service:

FIRE: www.fire-magazine.com

Soldier: www.army.mod.uk/soldier-magazine/soldier-magazine.aspx

Public Service Magazine: www.fda.org.uk/Media/Public-Service-Magazine/Public-Service-Magazine-Home.aspx

 

Videos

Relevant films make a good starting point for class discussions, enabling learners to engage with the subject:

Super Size Me (2004), written and directed by Morgan Spurlock.

 

Websites

The following websites give up-to-date information on health, fitness or lifestyle specific to each service:

The British Army: www.army.mod.uk/join/20261.aspx

The College of Policing: www.college.police.uk/en/19833.htm

NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk/livewell/healthy-eating/pages/healthyeating.aspx

The Royal Marines: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers/Royal-Marines/Get-fit-to-join-Royal-Marines

The Royal Navy: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers/How-to-Join/Get-fit-to-join

How parents can help

 

Parents can help to support their child’s learning at home by reading through work with their children and helping them to research information from the websites listed above for their assignments.

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

 

Careers Wales meetings. Fire and rescue service.  British Army visit.

Homework expectations

 

Pupils are expected to watch the news every day in order to keep updated with current affairs and to link classwork to ‘real life’.  Pupils are encouraged to read through their classwork and make connections to local and central government as often as possible.