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Public Services

STUDYING PUBLIC SERVICES AT WESTON COLLEGE 

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 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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This course is perfect for you to understand the Uniformed services as a potential area of employment. It will provide you with an introduction into what services including the police, fire service and armed forces do, and what skills and knowledge they must acquire before starting their career in that role. This course will also develop your ...

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Level 2

Uniformed Services (Entry Into), NCFE Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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This course is perfect for providing information and preparing learners interested in working in the Uniformed Services, as well as the recruitment process and how to stand out to employers. By completing this course, you will find yourself on the way to a very rewarding career of making a real difference to the helping and aiding of the gener...

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Level 3

Operational Firefighter, Apprenticeship

18 - 24 Months
Throughout the year
SOUTH WEST SKILLSCAMPUS
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Firefighters tackle a wide range of emergencies, where problem resolving is vital, carried out in a calm and quick manner. Emergencies can involve tackling fires, searching and rescuing people and animals, and protecting against human and natural disasters. The Level 3 apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while yo...

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Level 3

Protective Services, Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2023
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

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Ryan
Ryan completed the Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services Extended Diploma with the highest grades achievable. He demonstrated high degrees of tenacity and resilience as he constantly pushed the boundaries of his ability as he excelled on all aspects of the course.
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Uniformed Protective Services, Level 3 Extended Diploma

Ryan Butcher
Ryan
The facilities at college are impressive, they're really accurate and representative of the fitness standards required in the military. 
Studied:

Public Services, Extended Diploma

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