Public Services Level 2 NCFE

Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: NCFE
Course Level: Level 2
Location: The Hub
Duration: 1 year full-time
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Course Description

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.

Course Structure

The NCFE Level 2 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 optional unit.


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

Course Assessment

The course is internally assessed by means of performance observations, assignments, presentations, reports and projects.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grades D
  • NCFE Level 1 in Public Services
  • 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 and Excise.


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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)
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Martial Arts
  • Fitness and Exercise

Course Costs

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 interview.


Approximately £150 is required for uniform, residential visits and other entry fees throughout the year eg canoeing and climbing.

Specific Course Information Contact

Academic Administration 01302 553951 or 01302 553584, pearl.burnip@don.ac.uk

For Application and Enrolment Information Contact

Student Services,
Doncaster College,
The Hub,
Chappell Drive,


Free phone: 0800 358 7575

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