Uniformed public services

Uniformed Public Services

Our uniformed public services courses provide you with a strong skills and knowledge base, allowing you to enter a uniformed service, such as the fire service, paramedics, police or armed forces, with confidence.

In the department we offer a wide variety of enrichment opportunities with visits from the police, fire service, the army and the marines as well as guest lectures from many industry to add to our learner experience. Learners also have the opportunity to take part trips to gain real life experience of the work carried out by the Army.

Who are Leicester College’s Uniformed Public Services Courses for?

Leicester College’s uniformed public services courses are for who want a career that is fast-paced, ever-changing and highly rewarding. Our courses are suitable for both school leavers as well as older people and/or those with a bit of experience in the industry already. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications and work experience – many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the uniformed public services industry.

We offer courses from entry level through to a level 3 qualification. Our courses include multiple different modules such as: your wellbeing and fitness for the public services; conduct at work public service group project; improving fitness; attending accidents and emergencies and driving in the public services. Higher levelled courses also involve things like responding to emergencies and major incidents.

Further Information

We are proud of the close relationships we have developed with many of the uniformed and public services across Leicester and Leicestershire giving our learners valuable work experience and volunteering opportunities. We are a centre for a Leicestershire Police Cadet Unit and many of our younger learners are Voluntary Police Cadets.

Robyn Smith and Sophie Gamble

Robyn Smith and Sophie Gamble

Level 3 Public Services Extended Diploma

The course enabled us to get some hands-on experience and really teaches you the discipline side of working in a career within uniformed services.

Public Services Diploma level 1

Course Code: C0422

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is a one-year programme aimed at young people considering a career in the uniformed public services, e.g. the emergency services such as the fire, police and ambulance services, or services such as the Royal Air Force, Army or the Royal Navy. The course will help you decide if this is the right field […]

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Public Services Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0429

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you want to work as a public service agent? Either the fire service, police, royal air force or the army, this is the course for you. An excellent step into industry-related employment or progression into higher education. Whilst studying at Leicester College you have the opportunity to join the police or army cadets, broadening […]

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Public Services Extended Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6229

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Uniformed Public Services is a one-year programme that introduces you to the service industry and develops the practical skills necessary for gaining employment in a range of uniformed public services. You will be given the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge in a range of subjects, whilst also having ample […]

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Public Services Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0430

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

As with the BTEC level 3 Diploma in public services, this course is for anyone who wishes to enter into one of the public services such as the fire, police, royal air force and the army and/or HE. Leicester College is also offering an HNC/D in Public Services (Subject to Validation). If you are aged […]

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Public Services Higher National Certificate

Course Code: C5278

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Do you want to work as a public service agent? Either the fire service, police, royal air force or the army, this is the course for you. This is a natural progression from the level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services. All delivery staff have significant experience within the public services or are subject […]

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Public Service Careers Award level 1

Course Code: C0878

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Improve your knowledge and understanding of the public sector. This classroom-based, one-day course is offered all year-round and successful individuals will gain a nationally recognised level 1 award. This is a great way to see the different pathways available for someone wanting to work in the security or customer service sector.

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Public Services Assisting the Public Award level 1

Course Code: C0877

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Emergency services and government departments come under the umbrella of the public service sector. This nationally recognised level 1 award will take you through understanding the ways you can assist the public as well as gaining an understanding of the everyday needs of the public who are at the very core of this rewarding sector.

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Public Services Award level 1

Course Code: C6936

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Show employers that you understand how to work in the challenging and rewarding public sector. This classroom based, two day nationally recognised award will give you knowledge on how the public services assist members of the public and what the public's needs are. The course will also help you see the range of careers in the public service sector.

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Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events NCFE Extended Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C5515

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration 16 weeks
  • Campus Offsite

Do you want to be a steward and work at spectator events? Take this course and understand the requirements of such a role in more detail and develop your knowledge on the key topics such as the preparation of spectator events and the monitoring and control of spectators.

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