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Uniformed Public Services Courses

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 – C0422

Course Code: C0422

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you want a career in a uniformed public service? This course offers you a starting point to build your skills in practical team work, map reading and planning and participating an event of your choice. You will also have experience of volunteer work which is a great addition to your application for further courses.

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Public Services Extended Certificate level 2 – C6229

Course Code: C6229

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you want a career in uniformed public services as a firefighter, police officer or a role in the forces? Then this is the course for you. Our one year programme will help you develop necessary skills for gaining employment. You will study a range of practical skills and undertake work experience in a relevant industry.

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Public Services Extended Diploma level 3 – C0430

Course Code: C0430

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 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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Uniformed Protective Services BTEC National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C2695

Course Code: C2695

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Would you like to join the Police, Fire Brigade, ambulance or the Military, let us give you a head-start in building your experience and knowledge. The units have been developed to assess personal learning and thinking skills across the qualification. This course concentrates on theoretical and practical skills needed for higher education or employment into industry.

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Public Services Higher National Certificate – C5278

Course Code: C5278

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Do you want to work in public services such as the fire service, police or the forces? Then this is the course for you. All delivery staff have significant experience within the public services or are subject area specialists. There may be opportunities to complete projects overseas, working with educational establishments in the host country.

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Public Service Careers Award level 1 – C0878

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 Service Careers Award level 1 – C0878

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 – C0877

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 Assisting the Public Award level 1 – C0877

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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