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Public Services

During this active, fitness based course you will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal skills and attributes essential to secure a role in the uniformed services.

Our experienced tutors will help you to develop determination and willpower, as well as skills in communication, leadership and teamwork. Alongside learning about the impact of war, conflict and terrorism and the role that the uniformed services have to play in today’s society, you will study topics such as citizenship and diversity, government policies, leadership and teamwork, volunteering, plus much more.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    An integral part of the public services course includes meeting representatives from the Army, RAF, Navy, Police, Fire Service and NHS recruitment teams who will provide information and support on recruitment selection processes to help with your next steps.
  • Work placement
    Work experience is a great opportunity for you to learn about a job or an area of work within the vast public sector.
  • Trips and visits
    Trips and visits will be an important part of your learning, with enrichment activities including: sporting and outdoor pursuits such as the Duke of Edinburgh qualifications, trips to places such as Low Mill Outdoor Centre in the Yorkshire Dales, the Imperial War Museum and Whitegate Way.
  • Facilities
    Our brand new state-of-the-art Sport and Public Services Centre features modern classrooms and a specialist fitness suite boasting a range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment, a free weights area and strength and conditioning machines.

Career options

Do you want a career with purpose and countless opportunities to make a difference? If so, a career in public services could be ideal for you. There are a huge number of careers available for you to
embark upon, whether you would like to serve in the Army, Navy, RAF, or would prefer to work in the emergency services.


  • Army Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Police Officer
  • Prison Officer
  • RAF Officer
  • Royal Marines Commando
  • Search and Rescue Worker

Meet our Public Services tutor, Matt Bold:

Meet our students

Meet current student SineadSinead Walters has just enrolled on our Public Services Level 3 course, which is the first step towards her dream of one day becoming a Paratrooper. She hopes to serve in the Army and looks forward to a fast-paced role, responding to problems and helping others.

“This college is really inviting, I was considering going to another college with the majority of my friends, but after meeting the tutors and getting a taste of the course I know I’ve made the right decision, this is a really good college.”

Meet our alumni

Students generally progress into the emergency and uniform services, including the police or military. We have also witnessed students progress into higher education to study International Politics and Security and Paramedic Science.