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When you begin your Public Services course, you will be provided with a wide range of experiences that demonstrate the scale and diversity of the Services. All our students are provided with the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide range of services and explore what it would be like to work in this exciting sector. Our courses are delivered by highly qualified industry specialist tutors with knowledge across all key areas of the Public Services and its supporting infrastructure.

Caroline Openshaw, Head of Public Services

“I’m going on to the HND in Public Services at College in September. The career I have in mind is the Police force and the HND will open more doors for me and give me the opportunity to pursue my dream. I never saw myself going to university, but now I’m looking forward to completing my HND and doing my top-up at university.”

Amber Cropley, Public Services Level 3



Past students have gone on to university to study various Public Services, Politics, Criminology and Policing degrees, as well as our own higher education programme. Career options include Policing, Customs and Excise, Fire Brigade, Army, Merchant Navy, Royal Marines, Paramedics, Royal Navy, Air Force and Local Authorities. Last year’s students went on to work in the Military Police, Merchant Navy, Ambulance Service, Army and Police.

Your future career could be..

Soldier   £14,750 - £47,500
Royal Marines Commando   £14,750 - £47,000
RAF Airman/Airwoman   £15,000 - £49,000
Police Community Support Officer   £17,500 - £23,250
Prison Officer   £20,750 - £38,000
Police Officer   £20,000 - £60,000
Immigration Officer   £21,500 - £36,000
Paramedic   £22,000 - £35,250
Firefighter   £22,000 - £42,000



What do I need to join?

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Public Services is a one year, full time, work related course aimed at students who wish to consider a career in one of Britain’s Public Services. During the course you will have considerable contact with the range of public services through visits, exercises, short residential experiences and work observations. You will be expected to participate in a range of challenging out of College activities where the emphasis will be on team development.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for school leavers and adults who would like a career in one of Britain’s Uniformed Public Services:
• Army
• Royal Navy
• Royal Marines
• Royal Air Force
• Police Force
• Ambulance Service
• Fire Brigade
• Paramedics
• Customs and Excise
• Prison Service
• HM Coastguard
• Health Service

Contact Details

Nick Clement, telephone 01524 521250.
For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306306

Course Information Sheet

Download it here


Department News

Students in Top 3 of Army Competition

May 16, 2019

A group of Public Service Level 3 students at LMC, recently visited Altcar Training Camp in Liverpoo

Eye Opening Experience for Public Services Students

March 29, 2019

Lancaster and Morecambe College HND and Level 3 Public Service students recently travelled to Krakow

Public Services Students Visit Preston Crown Court

March 29, 2019

Level 3 Diploma in Public Service students from Lancaster & Morecambe College recently completed a v

Public Services Students host Regional Athletics Qualifiers

January 10, 2019

Lancaster & Morecambe College recently hosted the regional indoor small schools athletics qualifiers

Student Profiles

Ryan Mead

April 23, 2019

Course taken: Public Services Level 3 

Karisha Young

May 09, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3

Chelsea Ainsley

February 01, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3

Wioleta Bernal

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HND Level 5 

Ocean Heward-Wearing

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HNC Level 4 

Megan Dunham

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HND Level 5 

Fiona Conroy

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HNC Level 4  

Casey Knowles

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HND Level 5 

Lee Jackson

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3 

Kerry Garnett

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3

Hannah Gosling

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3 
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