(Previously known as Public Services)

Dedication, discipline and tactical decisions are all elements of working in the Public Services. If you’re considering joining the RAF, Navy or the Army, or if you’re thinking about being a Paramedic, Police Officer, Fire Fighter or Prison Officer, our courses can help you start your journey to employment.

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You’ll be taught by a team of experienced tutors and ex-serving professionals, who can give you the inside knowledge on the career of your choice. By being part of this industry, you’ll contribute towards helping others and giving back to your community. By studying with us, you’ll get the chance to experience Police Riot Training, visit Fire Stations and attend an annual Army Camp residential.

Our courses aim to offer real-world learning and that's why some of our programmes require you to wear a uniform. Find out more about uniforms for your course.

What should I study? 

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To help you decide which course is right for you, our progression route guide explains the various levels and qualifications required for your course and how you might wish to progress with your studies.

To find a specific course you’re interested in, click the links below.

Uniformed Protective Services 

Or use the Our range of courses grey search box on the left to search for your course. Alternatively, if you know what you want to study you can apply online.

Career opportunities

Uniformed Protective Services careers provide defence, education, emergency response and health & safety services to our country. Career opportunities include working in intelligence agencies, local or central government, teaching, The Emergency Services (Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Coastguard) and The Ministry of Defence.

 Earning potential per year
Fire fighter£22,000 - £42,000+
Soldier£14,750 - £47,500+
Police Officer£20,000 - £60,000+

Higher education

Most senior roles will require a degree-level qualification. Our courses are designed to ensure you are qualified to progress onto degree level courses or move onto related subjects. As a Public Services student, you may choose to study your subject at a higher level or specialise in degree courses such as Crime and Criminal Justice, Policing, and Social Welfare