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Public services

Get ready for a career in the public services, developing your communication and teamwork skills and your employability.

Our industry-specific protective services programmes will prepare you for progression into this exciting, fast moving industry.

This includes employment in the blue light and non-blue light industry, or progression to university-level studies. 


  • Public services: Develop skills for a career in the protective services,attending various settings, taking part in volunteering and leadership training, listening to guest speakers and developing core communication and teamwork skills. Our industry-experienced teaching staff will prepare you for the protective services entrance tests.


We offer protective services qualifications from Level 1 all the way to BA Honours Degree. 


You won’t be learning in a classroom, you will be training with industry experienced teachers, participating in volunteering in the community, listening to guest industry speakers and taking part in residential trips and outdoor activities. This will help you develop invaluable skills for a career in the protective services industry. 

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps us equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

Industry partnerships

We have partnerships with a number of major employers in the industry, including: Thames Valley Police, HM Prison Service, the Army, Royal Navy, RAF, fire service and ambulance service. This will help expose you to learning situations that mirror real life - preparing you for the workplace.