We have industry specific programmes that enable you to progress directly into blue light and non-blue light employment, or advance to higher-level study at university.
Our public services programmes will prepare you for progression into many exciting, fast moving industries. This could include employment in the blue light or non-blue light professions, or progression to university-level studies.
You’ll develop key attributes and personal qualities such as discipline, teamwork and problem-solving through practical learning. You could be out in the fields, abseiling, participating in team-building activities, problem-solving challenges or planning and organising them for your classmates!
There is classroom learning involved, but this will also be geared towards completing practical work and participating in lessons.
During the programme, you’ll receive expert training for the public services’ entrance tests, and go on field trips to various public service settings such as prisons, police stations, Crown courts, fire stations, and RAF bases.
We work in partnership with your potential future employers including: Thames Valley Police, HM Prison service, British Army, Royal Navy, RAF and the Fire and Rescue Services.
You will be exposed to real-life training situations and allowed to forge relationships with key industry contacts.
With plenty of opportunities for progression and promotion, you’ll never get bored in the public sector. After London, South East England has the largest share of public sector employees in the UK, with 649,000 employees, accounting for 15% of all public sector employment in the region.
Bradley, Public Services Level 3Read my storyThe college helps you build the confidence to motivate yourself and work hard. It’s also focused towards finding work after college."