Public Services


If life as a paramedic, police officer or member of the armed services appeals to you, then our public services courses will suit you perfectly. There are many exciting job opportunities in the public services that help keep our communities safe and thriving.

You will learn from lecturers that have industry experience and can provide insight into life in public services and prepare you in a structured and supportive environment. You will develop your employability skills, physical fitness and academic thinking, which gives you the opportunity to enter employment when you finish the course or progress on to university.

Whatever your ultimate career goal, you will need to be dedicated and highly disciplined. Your physical fitness is hugely important for certain front-line roles, whereas strong administration and organisational skills are better suited to more supportive positions.

Our staff have had fantastic careers within the public and uniformed services. They’ll pass on their hands-on knowledge and experience to you as you train to enter the service of your choice.

We also offer outdoor adventure residential trips and visits including camping, canoeing, orienteering, abseiling and climbing.

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

We are about careers not courses, so you get the opportunity to gain work experience, connection with employers and work-related projects to give you a head start in your chosen career. Guest speakers will visit us and give you real insight into a career in the sector.

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Level 1

Uniformed Services, Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2024
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If you are seeking an exciting and rewarding career path and are passionate about serving the community, the Uniformed Services Certificate could be the perfect choice for you. Whether your dream is to become a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or a member of the armed forces, this programme will introduce you to the work of the various ...

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Level 2

Uniformed Services (Entry Into), NCFE Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2024
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If you want a dynamic and impactful career in public services, the Entry into Public Services Diploma offers an ideal starting point. This comprehensive programme is designed to equip you with the essential skills, knowledge, and experience needed to excel in a wide range of public service roles. Whether you see yourself as a police officer, f...

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Level 3

Protective Services, Extended Diploma

18 - 24 Months
Sep 2024
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If you have a passion for protecting and serving others, the Protective Services Extended Diploma offers a comprehensive and specialised programme to launch your career in the field of public safety and security. Whether you see yourself as a security officer, prison officer, or private investigator, this diploma will provide you with the nece...

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It was so beneficial to be surrounded with those that had experience and knowledge of roles within the public services, which is evident in their style of teaching.

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