Ready for a community challenge? Stand out from the crowd with our public services courses.

Careers in the uniformed public services are challenging, demanding and at the same time hugely rewarding. If you’d like to help those in your community or further afield while enjoying adventurous activities in a close knit team, a career in the public services is definitely for you!

Our courses are designed to prepare you for entry into the public services and will certainly make you stand out from the crowd! We’ll help you develop the determination and fitness you’ll require as well as skills in communication, leadership and teamwork. You’ll also learn the interesting background and history behind our legislation system and how it applies to current situations worldwide. These skills and knowledge are useful for employment in both the private and public sectors.

If you become a public services student you’ll enjoy challenging outdoor activities such as canoeing, bushcraft, land navigation and rock climbing and receive tailor-made fitness training in our high specification gym. This will help you to prepare for the entry fitness tests which are common in the uniformed public services.

You’ll also take part in relevant and varied ‘taster’ activities and residential courses, thanks to our industry links, and you’ll have talks and demonstrations from a wide range of professionals so you’ll be thoroughly informed about all your career options.

Our students go on to have successful careers in many services including the Police, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines.

Our public services students tell us they most enjoy:

  • Being encouraged to revolt on campus as part of a police video training exercise!
  • Getting plastered with mud during a night exercise, part of a residential army ‘taster’ camp
  • Visiting our local fire and rescue headquarters and taking part in a simulated house fire search
  • Joining a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament and taking part in law making workshops
  • Gaining tips from professionals such as police dog handlers, prison officers and custom and excise officers
  • Gaining extra qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh awards and animal handling and sports awards
  • Learning about the impact of war and conflict during overseas study tours, this year our students visited the battlefields of Normandy

Public Services courses

Career Options

Some of the exciting careers options available in the Public Services industry include…

  • Armed services
  • HM Customs
  • Police
  • Fire and rescue
  • Prison service