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FOUNDATION PACKAGE—First Award Level 2
Exam board: Edexcel
Why study this subject:
To inspire and enthuse students to consider a career in the public services sector and to give the students a broad knowledge and understanding of the public service sector
To support students progression onto level 3 qualifications
UNIT 1– The role and work of the public services (exam)
UNIT 2– Working skills in the public service sector
UNIT 3-Employment in the public services
UNIT 5– health, fitness & lifestyle for the public services
How will I be assessed:
Unit 1 in a hour long exam. Units 2,3 and 5 are coursework
A Pass, Merit or Distinction must be achieved in each unit. Unit 1 which is an exam counts for 25% of the qualification. All other units which are coursework count for 75% of the qualification. Students will be assessed through written assignments, presentations, case studies, observations and practical work.
Future course and possible careers:
Sixth form onto level 3 qualifications - students must meet the entry requirements.
Apprenticeships within the public sector—local council, central government or other public services roles.