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Uniformed Public Services

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    Ideal if: you want to prepare for life in the uniformed public services.

    You’ll learn: public service skills, public service fitness, expedition and navigation skills, and about employment in the public services.

    Expect: to benefit from our great links with local public services; you’ll get the chance to go on riot training with the police and to meet the Marines and RAF.

    You’ll love: our enrichment opportunities, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme – our programme is among the best in the South West.

    This course gives you the opportunity to learn about and prepare for life in the public services sector. Thanks to the colleges close links with local public services you will have the opportunity to participate in work based learning such as riot training with the police and working with the Marines and RAF.

    You will study a range of topics including:

    • Public service skills
    • Public services fitness
    • Expedition and navigation skills
    • Employment in uniformed public services.

    Get ready to find out more about employment in public services, the skills you need and the fitness level you have to achieve.

    The college has a great relationship with the local public services; you’ll get the chance to go on riot training with the police, meet the range of armed services and may even get the chance to take part in one of the tri services training days. 

    In addition, you can improve on your English and Maths if you need to and you will work with one of our Professional Development Coaches to improve your employability skills.

    Throughout the course, you’ll be set assignments which will be graded and will make up your final mark at the end of the course.

    So, are you ready for the challenge?

    The course has many practical activities and students must attend these sessions wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. Students are expected to attend trips and activities related to the course. Fees involved will be outlined at the beginning of the course

    You will need to complete relevant work placement as part of your course. You will have support whilst at College to arrange this but it is advised to start thinking about it prior to enrolment.

At Gloucestershire College we want students to develop their English and maths skills so that they achieve their learning goals and future career aims. For this reason all full-time students who have not achieved grade A* to C English language or maths GCSE will study these subjects as part of their course.

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Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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