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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
1.4 Public Services
Credits:
40
Qualification No:
601/3949/3
GLH:
283 hours
Total qualification time:
400 hours
Price:
£126.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Skills for Public Service qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to working in the public service sector, including both armed services and non-uniformed services, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in public service or other related sectors, including apprenticeships.

    They form part ofa “Suite of Skills” qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of the FE sector. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    These qualifications are designed to enable progression into further learning at the same level (eg from an award to a certificate) or to further learning at a higher level (eg from Level 1 to Level 2). The strong focus on transferable employability skills means that learners could move within or between sectors as they progress. Some learners may be able to progress directly into employment, particularly where work-based training will be offered, but it is expected that most learners will build on the skills and knowledge gained from these qualifications through further learning before entering employment. There are no prior skills, knowledge or understanding requirements for these qualifications, however, learners will benefit from having functional skills, at least at one level below that of the qualification (eg at least Entry 3 for the Level 1 qualifications).

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Public Services sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for Public Services qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 40 credits, including 6 credits from the Mandatory Group (M), 24 credits from Group O1 (Optional Units - Public Service) and 10 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional Units – Employability, English and Maths). At least 24 credits must be at Level 1 of which at least 18 credits must be from Group O1. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.

    Career Planning for the Public Services

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/3334
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    Working in Public Services

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/506/3316
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    Optional units: Public Service

    Learners must take at least 24 credits from this group.

    Adventurous Activities and Teamwork

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/506/3338
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    Basic First Aid Principles

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Basic First Aid Principles

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2429
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    Carrying Out a Public Services Project

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Carrying Out a Public Services Project

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/506/3348
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    Citizenship, the Individual and Society

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Citizenship, the Individual and Society

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/506/3342
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    Community and Cultural Awareness

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Community and Cultural Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/506/3340
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    Crime and Society

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Crime and Society

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/506/3345
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    Expedition Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Expedition Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/506/3337
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    Undertaking an Expedition

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/505/3244
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    Fitness Testing and Training

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Fitness Testing and Training

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/506/3464
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    Forensic Detection

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Forensic Detection

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/5141
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    Health and Safety in the Public Service Workplace

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Health and Safety in the Public Service Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/506/3355
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    Planning own Fitness Programme

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning own Fitness Programme

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/8947
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    Public Service Incidents

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Emergency Incidents in Public Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/3467
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    Public Service Incidents

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/3470
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    Public Services: Assisting the Public

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Public Services: Assisting the Public

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/506/3353
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    Volunteering in Public Services

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Volunteering in Public Services

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/506/3346
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    Optional units: Employability Skills, English and Maths

    Learners may complete 10 credits from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    Learners may complete 10 credits from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
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    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
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    English

    Learners may complete 10 credits from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    Learners may complete 10 credits from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to the public service sector.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Certificate if they need an extended introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles and career pathways in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at level 1, up to 2 years, before progressing to employment or to a level 2 qualification or apprenticeship.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age. It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to: • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer • young people on traineeships who are working at Level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.

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