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Public Services

If you see yourself in Uniformed Services, this is the choice for you. When you begin your Public Services course, you’ll be provided with a wide range of experiences that demonstrate the scale and diversity of the Services. All our students are offered 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 Public Services and its supporting infrastructure.


Police Officer  £21,000-£42,000
Paramedic £25,000-£38,000
Firefighter £24,000-£39,000
Soldier £16,000-£35,000
Royal Navy Officer £27,000-£46,000
Royal Marines Commando £16,000-£48,000
Border Force Officer £23,000-£31,000
Prison Officer £20,000-£38,000
Crime Scene Investigator £16,000-£35,000

Choosing to study in the Public Services department at Lancaster & Morecambe College will give you access to exciting programmes of learning, taught by extremely well qualified tutors with industry experience, who will provide you with a range of experiences that will demonstrate the scale and diversity of the public services available. The courses will give you access to a fantastic range of sporting and fitness facilities, including our high specification all-weather 3G pitch, multi-use games area, and fitness gym. progression through the qualification levels is encouraged and supported. You will undertake work experience as part of your course, in a variety of settings, where you can apply what you have learnt in the classroom to practical experiences. There are excellent enrichment opportunities available, including visits to the Army, Army residentials (subject to the Army's entry requirements), community events, and even overseas trips to Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria. We look forward to welcoming you to the Public Services department.

Caroline Openshaw, Head of Public Services

I was previously an Air Cadet at 455 (Morecambe & Heysham) Squadron and since then I’ve always known I wanted to go into the public services as an officer in the RAF. To be an officer, you need a qualification equivalent to A-levels and College offers that.  I can do a course that directly links to my chosen career.

Ryan Mead, Public Services Level 3