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

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • 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

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

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. This course is an excellent step into industry-related employment or progression into higher education. Whilst studying at Leicester College learners have the opportunity to join the police or army […]

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Public Services Extended Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6229

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • 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

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • 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 are also offering an HNC/D in Public Services (Subject to Validation). If you are […]

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Public Services Higher National Diploma

Course Code: C5278

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for anyone who wishes to enter into or work with one of the public services such as the fire, police, Royal Air Force, or the army. It is a natural progression from the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services. After successfully completely the HND it may be possible to progress […]

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Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events NCFE Extended Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C5515

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

This course is for people aged 19 and over and provides students with an awareness of the role of a steward at spectator events. You will explore the key concepts that underpin spectator control, safety, controlling spectator movement, communication, teamwork and the legislation behind the role. First aid is also looked at regarding how to […]

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Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events NCFE Extended Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C5515

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

This course is for people aged 19 and over and provides students with an awareness of the role of a steward at spectator events. You will explore the key concepts that underpin spectator control, safety, controlling spectator movement, communication, teamwork and the legislation behind the role. First aid is also looked at regarding how to […]

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