Public Services

L1 Level 1
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 20 June 2025
Cardiff International Sports Campus

About this course

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to gain an introduction to the Public Services. It will give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the public services sector and supporting progression to further study.

What you will study

Core Units:

A1: Being Organised
A2: Developing a Personal Progression Plan
A3: Working with Others
A4: Researching a Topic

Optional Units:

PS5: Finding Out about Public Services 
PS6: Taking Part in Fitness Testing
PS7: Carrying out Security Searches 
PS8: Responding to an Incident 
PS9: Planning and Navigating a Route 
PS11: Contributing to your Community 
PS12: Taking Part in Sport and Adventurous Activities

You will be required to purchase moulded football boots before commencing this course, in order to take part in practical sessions, which is an essential part of the course. You may be eligible for support with these costs. Please contact us for further information.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs A* - E or equivalent

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

20 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


Cardiff International Sports Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Public Services

Career prospects & further study


In the Cardiff Capital Region, there are 13,000 people working in Public and Uniformed Services occupations with average earnings of £32,500 per annum. (Lightcast 2022).

Following this course progression to NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry in to the Uniformed Services.


Cardiff International Sports Campus
Cardiff International Sports Campus

Cardiff International Sports Campus,
Leckwith Rd,
CF11 8AZ