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Public Services

DEVELOP THE KEY SKILLS NEEDED TO CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

Offered at

North Notts College

Our Public Services courses focus on health and fitness, helping to prepare you for selection tests for the Armed
Forces, Police or Fire Service.

You’ll learn from tutors who have walked the walk, having served in the military and played sport to elite and professional levels.
You will develop the vital skills and discipline needed for a successful career in a frontline role, including teamwork, communication, initiative and leadership. You’ll have the chance to develop practical skills such as navigation and orienteering as well as gaining knowledge of the criminal justice system, citizenship and human behaviour.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Vocational Studies (Health, Fitness and Business) 

    Public Services

  • Level 2

    Public Services

  • Level 3

    Uniformed Public Services

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10,164 JOBS IN PUBLIC SERVICES IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

FUTURE CAREERS IN PUBLIC SERVICES

The Public Service sector is ideal for those who want to work in a fast-paced environment, have an interest working frontline supporting the public and have a passion for fitness.

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Police Officer

Average salary - £42,500*

Police Officers keep law and order, investigate crime and support crime prevention.

Day-to-day tasks:

Patrolling public areas, responding to calls from the public, investigating crimes, interviewing suspects and making arrests, giving evidence in court, controlling traffic and crowds at large public events and gatherings and advising the public on personal safety and crime prevention. **

Working environments:

Police stations, on patrol in public areas and at events.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Firefighter

Average salary - £34,400*

Firefighters provide emergency services in the event of accidents, help protect people from fire and other dangers and give advice on fire prevention.

Day-to-day tasks:

Inspecting and maintaining equipment, carrying out practice drills, responding to emergency call-outs, rescuing people and animals, controlling and putting out fires, giving presentations to schools and community groups and inspecting buildings to make sure they meet fire safety regulations.**

Working environments:

Fire stations and within the community.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the public services sector include*:

  • Management
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Innovation

What our students say

“I study Public Services at North Notts College to prepare me for a career in the Fire or Police Services”

Harry Carr
Harry Carr Level 3 - BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

“I love the practical side of the course. The people, the atmosphere and the skills that we learn on the course are all brilliant and help me to prepare for a career in the RAF.”

Esme Birch
Esme Birch Level 3 - BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
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