Why Stoke on Trent College for Public Services?

If you’d like to make a difference in society, explore the many careers in both uniformed and non-uniformed public services. We have courses from Level 1 up to Level 4 and from 2021 we’ll also be offering Policing at HND/HNC (Level 4 and Level 5) levels too.

Whether you’re wanting to progress straight into a specific area of work such as join the police force, RAF, Fire Service, the Army, become a paramedic, work for the council, or progress onto a specialist University degree course such as Policing or Criminology, our experienced teaching team and fantastic employer links will support you in finding the right career pathway.

Find out more about our Public Services courses

Case Study

Jake Prince, Public Services student, joined Stoke on Trent College in 2017 and progressed through Level 1 and Level 2, to complete his Level 3 course where he was awarded a D, D, M! Jake has since been accepted into University where he has chosen to study Policing and Criminology.

At SOTC, we offer award-winning enrichment opportunities that not only provide students with the chance to participate in high-level sport but also add value to them as people and in the process, increase their employability.

Jake Prince, Public Services Student

Before starting College, I didn’t really know where to go. Some of my close friends and family recommended I check out Stoke on Trent College so I did and I never looked back!

After 4 years at Stoke on Trent College I was surprised by the amount of fun enrichment activities on offer. I also felt the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere made it really easy to meet new friends.

The supportive nature of the tutorage was outstanding and nothing was too much to ask for!

Jake Prince

Public Services Student

Throughout the courses, we deliver a wide range of units that focus on key elements and themes that reflect the uniformed and non-uniformed services and have a real focus on personal and social development to ensure that we help you to get to where you want to be. The delivery staff are specialists from industry and have real-life experience in a range of careers within the services.

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Public Services Facilities at Stoke on Trent College

Courses are taught in the fantastic Enterprise Hub, with access to the latest facilities including a Costa Coffee.  In addition, students on our Public Services courses have access to the Sports Academy complete with fitness suite and fitness testing lab.

Case Study

Lauren Hanwell, former Level 3 Public Services student at Stoke on Trent College, achieved a spectacular D* D* D* in 2021 and will now progress onto University!

During her time with us at SOTC, Lauren led by example in practical and theoretical learning sessions throughout the programme.

The outstanding grades achieved has left Lauren in a fantastic position of having various choices of University to choose from.

Lauren Hanwell, Public Services Student

It was a really friendly College to be a part of and the tutors were so easy to talk to if I had any problems.

The course itself was amazing! I loved the practical nature of the course as well as the classroom debates we had. It was such a refreshing change from the regimented learning at School.

I left Stoke on Trent College having achieved a D*, D*, D* and I’m now looking forward to going to University!

Lauren Hanwell

Public Services Student