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|
Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3 (A32695-A1A)
What do I need to join?
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including Maths and English OR a Level 2 related qualification PLUS grade C/4 or higher in BOTH Maths and English.
You will also need enthusiasm for the subject/area, evidence of good skills in practical subjects, enjoying working with people, commitment to study, a proven interest in Public Services and good interpersonal skills
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.
This course will prepare students for a variety of uniformed services by developing personal skills and qualities needed for a career in the sector, including leadership skills, self-defence techniques, drill movements and duties procedures and acceptable behaviour for the uniformed services.
Students will be involved in physical fitness classes in which they will assess and develop personal fitness linked to the physical entry tests for the different uniformed services. Planning and leading adventurous activities and map reading skills will also be an important part of the course, as well as an understanding of planning for emergency situations and the need for disciplines whilst in the services.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for school leavers who would like a career in the Uniformed Services, such as the Army, Army Reserves, RAF, Navy, Police or Fire Service or who are progressing from Level 2 Entry to the Uniformed Services
This course will suit active students who want to develop their education further prior to entering the uniformed services or continue their studies to a higher level by exploring the needs of the uniformed services and furthering their knowledge and understanding of the different employment opportunities available.
Nicola Conway or Barry Robson 01524 66215 Extension 250/333
For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306306
Course Information Sheet