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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?

You will need one of the following:
• A Level points score of 64 UCAS points.
• Public Services Extended Diploma Level 3 at merit/pass/pass
• relevant NVQ level 3
• Access Diploma
PLUS GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or higher.

Mature students without these qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

General Information

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Services is a two year full time, work related course. This course is designed so that year one is focused on the HNC syllabus at level 4 while the 2nd year leads to the HND.

This exciting and challenging course sets graduates up for careers in The Air Forces, The Police, Fire and Rescue Service and Prison Service just to name a few.

Students will study the theories surrounding public policy and organisational management, as well as gaining essential practical skills that are essential to public sector work.

The course fuses practical and theoretical learning strategies to ensure that students really benefit and enjoy the academic content. Work experience placements form an integral part of the course, allowing students to build their own network of contacts in the public sector whilst enhancing their employability.

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:
• The Police Service
• Ambulance Service
• The Fire and Rescue Service
• Paramedics
• UK Border Agency
• HM Prison and Probation Service
• HM Revenue and Customs
• The British Army
• The Royal Navy
• The Royal Marines
• The Royal Air Force
• HM Courts and Tribunals Service
• Ministry of Defence

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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