Public Services

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.

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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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Level 1

Uniformed Services, Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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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, tutori...

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Level 2

Uniformed Services (Entry Into), NCFE Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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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...

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Level 3

Operational Firefighter, Apprenticeship

18 - 24 Months
Throughout the year
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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 train...

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Level 3

Protective Services, Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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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...

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What our students say

Emily Dean, Public Services L3

Emily Dean

"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

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