• LevelLevel 1
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyBTEC


The course is designed to prepare you for a career in uniform public services. This course embeds the essential life skills that all uniform public services are looking for within their candidates. This includes self-discipline, teamwork, organisational skills, time management, and safety awareness. You will also explore map reading, expedition skills, health, and fitness.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

The course is split into two qualifications.

The first qualification is the Level 1 Certificate and the units covered are as follows:

  • Public Service Careers
  • Practical Team work in the Public Services
  • Map Reading
  • Introduction to Expedition Skills

The second qualification is the Level 1 Extended Certificate. This qualification consists of the following units:

  • Health and Fitness for the Public Services
  • Improving Fitness for the Public Services
  • Personal Skills for the Public Services
  • Public Service Project
  • Developing Personal Skills for the Public Services
  • Building Working Relationships with Colleagues
  • Building Working Relationships with Customers

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Entry Level vocational qualification and/or GCSEs at grade 2-1 (E-F) or above.

You will be assessed through theory and practical assignment work, which are computer based and electronically submitted.

Photographic evidence can also be used.

You can progress onto the Level 2 Public Service course or apply for the service of your choice.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Public Services

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Public Service students will partake in outdoor adventurous activities, classroom based units and sport and fitness. For this reason, students will have theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in external residential trips and joining in sport and fitness activities.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.