Examination Board:   Edexcel

The skills gained and developed whilst studying A-Level Public Services include:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the UK government and the democratic election process.
  • Develop a knowledge of leadership style and an understanding of teams and teamwork activities within the public services
  • Skills, attitudes and values to become thoughtful and informed citizens and public service employees
  • Learners will understand the international institutions that impact on UK public services and understand how the UK works with these institutions to uphold human rights.

Specific requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English and Grade 5 in GCSE Maths.


What will I study?

Students studying Public Services at A-Level will cover topics on:

  • Government, policies and the Public Services.
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Service
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services.
  • Citizenship, Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public
  • Understand the impact of War, conflict and Terrorism on Public services
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Responding to emergency Service Incidents
  • Police Powers in the Public Services
  • Communication and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Planning and Management of Major incidents
  • Police powers in the Public Services
  • Custodial Care
  • Aspects of the legal system and law-making Process.
  • Extended research in the Public Services


Where does it lead?

The course will give the students practical knowledge and theory in this subject and which will enable them to undertake a degree in Public Services, or will equip them for careers in the either the Armed Forces, or the Police and Fire Brigade.