The Sector

This sector incorporates all of the uniformed and non-uniformed public services such as the police, fire and rescue, the armed forces, the army or the RAF. With the government spending nearly £29 billion per year on police service and over £33 billion on military defence, there are many career pathways to consider in this dynamic and vitally important sector.

 

The Careers

A career in the public services sector is more than just an office job. There are many active, hands-on roles within the public services that will involve you working within the community, often in the heart of the action and taking on responsibility for the safety and well-being of other people. You will need to love a challenge and be a determined, disciplined and resilient individual.


Army Preparation Course Level 1

Public Services & Army Preparation

This unique course is delivered in conjunction with the Army and runs for 1 year. It will thoroughly prepare you for basic training through a wide range of activities. It includes intense fitness training with qualified Physical Training Instructors and classroom tuition on various military related subjects which, on successful completion, lead to recognised qualifications. In addition there are military visits, adventure training and a one week compulsory residential course which will give you a taste of what life is like for a soldier in today’s Armed Forces.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
1
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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Public Services & Army Preparation

An advanced programme for students wanting a career in any uniformed service. Subjects are designed to provide and develop essential skills and knowledge for public service employment; they include units with a psychological, legal and fitness background as well as citizenship, teamwork and leadership. Visits, residentials, outdoor pursuits and external speakers are compulsory parts of the course, for which you will have to make a financial contribution.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Public Services NCFE Level 2

Public Services & Army Preparation

A demanding Level 2 course designed for students interested in applying to join any uniformed service. As with the Level 1 course, subjects are designed to provide and develop essential skills, fitness levels and knowledge for public service employment. Visits, outdoor pursuits and attending events are compulsory parts of the course for which you will have to make a financial contribution.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Sport and Public Services BTEC Level 1

Public Services & Army Preparation

This course is an introduction to the knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry or public services. It gives you the chance to develop a broad understanding of the industries and of the avenues available to you for work or entering further study. The development of good health, fitness and coaching is investigated giving you a firm basis for progression onto the First Diploma in Sport. The public services aspect of the course is designed for students interested in applying to join any uniformed service, such as the Police or Fire Service.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
1
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Facilities for you:

  • Army Preparation students undertake regular training days with the Army
  • Courses include exciting outdoor pursuit activities
  • Residential courses
  • Excellent achievement rates
  • Fantastic progression routes into higher study or employment

Careers in this sector:

Army/Navy/RAF
Firefighter
Police Officer
Prison Officer
Youth Worker

Lillie Mae Allbutt – Public Services

The course has helped me to find out about all the different roles in our community from Police to RAF and has focussed my dream of becoming a combat medic in the British Army.  The use of the fantastic sports facilities has enabled me to keep fit in preparation for a demanding fitness regime.