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Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group working across further and higher education, schools, apprenticeships and training. We transform lives through learning.
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.
About our public services programmes
People with all kinds of interests and backgrounds are needed to make our communities safer for everyone. Our teachers know exactly how to get you prepared for a career in public services.
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. This gives you exposure to real-life training situations and allows you to forge relationships with key industry contacts.
What to expect:
The college helps you build the confidence to motivate yourself and work hard. It’s also focused towards finding work after college."
What is a career pathway?
Education takes time and money. By giving you a clear view of what qualifications you need to get the job and the salary that you want, we take the stress out of learning.
Our career pathway maps show you the entry requirements for each qualification and how long they take to achieve. With each new qualification, you have the option to continue studying at the next level or explore your employment options with a guide to the jobs and salaries you can expect at that stage. Each step of the way, our career advisors are there to help you make the right choice for you.
By focusing on your future employability and opportunities, we hope to inspire in you the drive to succeed and make the most of your investment in education. 95% of students that completed a course with us progressed directly into employment or onto higher-level learning such as a higher-level course, apprenticeship or university study.*
*AL destination data for 16-19 year olds
While the right qualifications can get you a job interview, it’s the attributes that we teach alongside your chosen programme that will get you the job. Click here to find out more about our Attributes and Learning Philosophy.
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Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,
whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at
college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are
already working in a part-time job.
What could my future job look like?
Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:
The public services industry
Are you looking to work in the British Army, Royal Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, police, prison or probation services, or fire and rescue services?
Professions in the public services industry include roles in law and order, the armed forces, and also security. It is the responsibility of firefighters as well as members of the police, British Army and Royal Navy, to keep members of the public safe. If you are passionate about your community, you could join them.
With plenty of opportunities for progression and promotion, you’ll never get bored. You’ll see life in a difference way, as you learn new skills and develop your attributes.
If you want a career that’s hard work but rewarding, the public services might be perfect for you.
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We have industry-specific programmes and partnerships with local employers including:
This gives exposure to real-life training situations and allows you to forge relationships with key staff while taking part in residential trips and outdoor activities.
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