Public Services at Weston College
Whether you want to join the armed, public or emergency services, we have a history of providing qualifications that give students the edge when they apply for jobs. Ranging from Level 1 to degree-level, Public Services courses have their own floor and dedicated space at our iconic Knightstone Campus.
Job roles in the West of England currently include:Officer in Armed Forces, Senior Police Officer, Senior Officer in Fire, Ambulance, Prison or Related Services, Probation Officer, NCO or Other Ranks, Police Officer (Sergeant or Below)
We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are levering our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.
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Uniformed Services, Certificate
A perfect introduction to the uniformed and public services. You will learn about employment opportunities, wellbeing and physical fitness, teamwork, self-discipline, map reading and navigation, health and safety, emergency care, and competitive sports. This qualification also includes access to Weston Sport and enrichment programmes, tutoria...Click Here
Uniformed Services (Entry Into), NCFE Diploma
This Level 2 Uniformed Services programme will provide you with a broad range of skills. The topics you will cover include employment in the uniformed services; physical fitness; teamwork and problem solving; health, safety and hygiene; map reading and navigation; and uniformed services routine. It also includes a specialist unit, focussing on...Click Here
Operational Firefighter, Apprenticeship
The Level 3 apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while you earn a wage. You will spend 4 days a week with an employer and spend one day a week at college to learn the theoretical elements of the role. To comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act, all apprentices will complete their Initial Firefighter traini...Click Here
Protective Services, Extended Diploma
This programme brings together academic study, practical skills and knowledge of the uniformed public services. It covers a range of study topics including government policies, citizenship, diversity, leadership, teamwork, understanding discipline, and fitness testing and training. You will also get the opportunity to focus on a specialist uni...Click Here
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Occupations related to Public Services
Officer in Armed Forces
Officers in armed forces serve as commissioned officers in Her Majesty’s armed forces, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces; plan, direct, organise and administer military operations; and perform duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.
Employment in region: 0 positions
Senior Police Officer
Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work. Senior officers of the British Transport Police direct the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.
Employment in region: 259 positions
Senior Officer in Fire, Ambulance, Prison or Related Services
Fire officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of a specific physical or functional area of a statutory or private fire brigade/service and the resources necessary for the protection of property at fires within a salvage corps area. Ambulance officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources necessary for the provision of ambulance services. Prison officers (principal officer and above) plan, organise, direct, and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the running of a prison, remand or detention centre. Customs officers plan and direct the work of customs, excise and immigration staff in the monitoring and inspection of goods and persons crossing national borders.
Employment in region: 223 positions
What our students say
Emily Dean, Public Services L3
"I have had the chance to go on many amazing trips, such as New York and Coasteering in Exmoor. I have learnt new skills and developed as a person, due to being pushed to the best of my ability. "
Former school: Broadoak
Studied: Public Services L3
What next? Studying a Foundation degree in Public Services at University Centre Weston