If you like to be active and enjoy practical problem solving, you might enjoy public services. It can help you start a career in the armed forces, emergency services or prison services.
~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

14+, 16-18

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events 2Award1st4Sport
Uniformed Public Services 2DiplomaNCFE
Uniformed Public Services BTEC 3Extended DiplomaPearson

What will I learn?

  • Entry into public services
  • Applying Government policies to public services
  • Discipline, command and control
  • Team leadership styles
  • Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed services
  • Expedition, water-based and map reading skills
  • Crime and its effect on society

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award, certificate or a diploma.

How do I complete the course?

This is a continuous assessment through written assignments and practical observations.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can apply for a job in:

  • outdoor education 

  • coaching
  • armed forces
  • fire and rescue
  • policing
  • prison service
  • law and criminology

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

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