• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyBTEC


This course will give you the skills and knowledge, which will equip you to progress into employment within the public services.

The course is split into three aspects: outward adventurous activity units, classroom based units and sport/fitness units. The course will cover public service skills, employment, health and fitness and skills for outdoor adventurous activities.

Course Information

Download PDF

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

You will study the following units:

  • The Role and Work of the Public Services
  • Working Skills in the Public Service Sector 
  • Public Services and Community Protect
  • Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Society, Citizenship and the Public Services
  • Crime and its Effects on Society and Individuals
  • Adventurous Activities in the Public Services
  • Sport and Recreation in the Public Services
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass
  • Law and its Impact on Individuals
  • Study Skills
  • 1:1 Tutorials

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 1 vocational qualification and /or GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above.

You will be assessed through the completion of written and practical assignments.
There are also 2 written exams.

You can progress onto the Level 3 Protective Services course; or you can seek employment into any of the public services, uniformed or non-uniformed.

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

To find out more about jobs in your local area, please visit Career Coach.

Public Services

Explore Public Services

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.

Find out more

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.