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Pub­lic Services

Choos­ing a Uni­formed Pub­lic Ser­vices course at Not­ting­ham Col­lege could lead to an exhil­a­rat­ing career in the Armed Forces, Emer­gency Ser­vices, Secu­ri­ty or Prison Services. 

You’ll get a bril­liant all-round grasp of the skills and dis­ci­pline you’ll need to enter these chal­leng­ing but reward­ing professions. 

You’ll find tutors with years of expe­ri­ence of work­ing in pub­lic ser­vices and the Armed Forces, who are pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing you to reach your career goals. 

These cours­es focus on active learn­ing, so you’ll devel­op prac­ti­cal skills such as ori­en­teer­ing, while improv­ing your per­son­al fit­ness and tak­ing part in reward­ing com­mu­ni­ty work. 

We also offer excit­ing hands-on expe­ri­ences along­side your learn­ing. Recent exam­ples have includ­ed: Police riot train­ing and pub­lic order train­ing; Police role play; train­ing with the Army; vis­its to fire sta­tions and a wide range of out­door and adven­ture training. 

Each year our Pub­lic Ser­vices stu­dents lead on our Pop­py Appeal, rais­ing funds for the Roy­al British Legion, as well as tak­ing part in spon­sored adven­ture activities. 

You can also join the College’s Sport Acad­e­mies to help improve your fitness.


We offer courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 3 at Nottingham College.

Careers in Public Services

Careers within the armed forces, emergency services, security or prison services are becoming more and more popular and in demand. So, at Nottingham College we do all we can to ensure that we train all of our students to be fully equip to thrive in the ever-growing and challenging professions.

We know these sectors really well and have teaching staff who have the working knowledge and connections to stand you in good stead for a successful career.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Civil Enforcement Officer, a Fire Fighter, a Paramedic, a Police Officer, a Prison Officer, a Probation Officer, a Public Health Manager, a Security Guard, a Youth Worker or Airforce, Army or Navy Personnel – there are many choices available to you.

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Preparation for Public Services (Level 2 Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are looking to have a career in the uniformed public services sector and would like to explore the options that are available to you.

Public Services (Level 1 - Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are thinking of a career in the uniformed public services sector.

Uniformed Protective Services (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are looking to pursue a career in public services but if you’re not quite sure what path you want to take yet.

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