Public Services Level 1 NCFE
The qualification provides an opportunity for candidates to
explore and prepare for employment in the field of Sport or
Uniformed Services. It is not anticipated however that candidates
would transfer into a Sport/Uniformed Service job immediately after
completing this course but it provides a basis for further study
and career development.
It aims to develop candidates' skills and personal qualities in
preparation for all areas of employment. It also provides an
opportunity to develop problem solving skills.
The course involves a mix of theory and practical work.
Candidates should be prepared for a high level of physical
participation and will spend some time outdoors.
PE kit and walking boots are required, some outdoor clothing is
provided. Learners will be expected to wear a ‘uniform’ of polo
shirt, walking trousers and waterproof jacket.
The NCFE Level 1 course extends over a one year period. The
course is divided into 6 mandatory units and 2 optional units.
Candidates must successfully complete 6 mandatory units and one
The Mandatory Units are:
- Investigate Work Opportunities
- Wellbeing and Physical Fitness
- Develop Team Working Skills
- Self Discipline and Development
- Basic Map Reading and Navigation
- Health, Safety and Emergency Care
Candidates also choose one option from:
- Participate in Competitive Sports
- Participate in Adventurous Outdoor Activities
Candidates may also be given the opportunity to achieve one or
more of the following:
- First Aid Qualification
- Outdoor Activity Qualifications
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
The course is internally assessed by means of performance
observations, assignments, presentations, reports and projects.
- 2 GCSEs grades G and above
- For equivalent qualifications see the Entry Requirements Explained page
- All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and
English and attend an interview
Course Progression Routes
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services or Sports
Course Career Prospects
Employment in varied assistant roles including Outdoor Adventure
Activity Centre Assistant but after further study there may be job
opportunities which could include working in the Fire Service,
Police, Army, RAF, Prison Service, Ambulance Service and Customs
If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.
Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged, which are
beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities are
optional and additional fees will be charged to you. Details will
be provided at the time of interview.
Enrichment Activities will be available to you such as:
- Football (male and female)
- Martial Arts
- Fitness and Exercise
There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However,
you may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips
and personal stationery. You will be informed of these at your
Approximately £150 is required for uniform, residential visits
and other entry fees throughout the year eg canoeing and
For Application and Enrolment Information Contact
Free phone: 0800 358 7575
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