Skip to content ↓

PSA Level 2

About the course:

This is a one-year programme studying a Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Public Services which is designed for 16-19-year-old young adults that are interested in a career in the armed forces, police, fire service, prison services or even the civil service. This programme will provide learners with a clear progression route to a Level 3 course or an Apprenticeship.


What does this qualification cover?

At Protective Services Academy we ensure that upon completion, all recruits are fully prepared for all progression options either academic or employment. We achieve this through the delivery of a bespoke two-part programme…

Education – Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Public Services plus English and Maths resits


Careers, Employment and Personal Development - Careers and Employment Syllabus and Duke of Edinburgh


What is expected of you:

The first thing we are after at the Protective Services Academy is the right individual, this comes in all different forms, but the basic requirements would be, commitment, grit, sense of humour and willingness to ‘have a go’.

You will be expected to engage in all classroom and practical based activities as well as support the school through completing break and lunchtime duties and support breakfast and after school clubs.

Attendance and Punctuality are of upmost importance, simply put… if you are not in class, taking part in practical based session or attending trips and visits you will not be developing the skills, qualities and knowledge that you require for effective service in the Protective Services.


How will you be assessed?

On this Level 2 Diploma you will undertake between 10 – 12 units, TWO units, The Role and Work of the Public Services and Citizenship, Society and the Public Services will be assessed through external assessment.

The remaining 8-10 unit will be assessed internally through coursework, presentations, practical demonstrations etc.


What it prepares you for:

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Public Services nationally recognised qualification which provides clear progression routes on to;

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services provide the knowledge, skills and understanding for Level 2 learners to progress to:

  • Other Level 2 vocational qualifications and related qualifications in the protective services
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services at The Mosslands School

It is our goal at the Protective Services Academy to put all our recruits in the unique position of being fully prepared academically, physical and mentally to join the protective services on completion of the programme, or to progress onto employment, apprenticeship or further education


Entry Requirements:

  • 5 GCSE passes, including English and Maths


Qualification details: Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Public Services



For more information, please speak to:

Mr A Power – Protective Services Academy Director

Mrs C Danher – Director of Sixth Form