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Uniformed Public Services

This potentially 2-year course provides you with a diverse range of exciting and interesting topics relating to public services taught by ex and currently serving public service personnel. You will benefit from realistic, work-based scenarios and projects, gaining strong vocational experience to complement a rigorous academic base.

You will explore theoretical areas such as psychology, sociology, criminology, sports science, leadership, self-discipline and outdoor learning. The course provides opportunities to focus on specific interests in the second year, and helps prepare you for a career in the uniformed public services or progression to university-level study.

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What will I learn?

“The Public Services course at the College sparked my passion to become a Royal Air Force Physical Education/Training Officer. I gained a comprehensive insight into what it means to join each public service - due to the level of engagement and trips we experienced with each force. The support and encouragement from the staff was excellent; it gave me the room to fail and grow as many times as I needed and the motivation I needed to succeed.”Lewis Ray

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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