Public services are provided by government to the people it serves, and require a knowledge of human behaviour and social issues, alongside skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication.
In addition to studying at college, we have industry links to provide hands-on work experience with employers such as Metropolitan Police, Old Bailey, London Ambulance Service, the London Fire Brigade and RAF Hendon.
A police officer in London can earn around £41,600, whilst an ambulance paramedic can earn £41,080. Working in the Army, you can earn between £15,008 as a junior soldier up to £80,000 as a medical officer, with a commander earning £32,482.
Career options include:
If you would like to study Policing or Criminology at university but left school without the qualifications you need, then this Access to HE course could be for you. Each year, over 20,000 Access to HE students apply for a degree course at a UK university; if you go onto complete a relevant degree at university, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off by Student Finance England.
This course provides you with an introduction to a career in one of the public services, such as police, ambulance, military, fire services and local government.
The course will train you to work in all areas of the Public Services sector, developing your knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the police, ambulance, military, fire services and local government.