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Uniformed Public Services

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    Ideal if: you want a high degree of knowledge surrounding a range of public services skills.

    You’ll learn: outdoor education studies and expedition skills; leadership and teamwork; citizenship and diversity; and crime and its effects on society.

    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, plus a range of additional public service trips and residential's.

    This course aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the uniformed services in areas such as leaderships skills, physical fitness and equality diversity and inclusion, which can be applied to current or future employment in a variety of roles. The content has been developed with employers, subject experts and tutors to ensure that it's relevant to the real world and meets the needs of the employers.


    You also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications and awards such as first aid and Duke of Edinburgh award.

    You will study a range of topics including:

    • Preparing for a career in a chosen uniformed service
    • Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion

    We aim to get you as involved as much as possible with real public service activities and events, ranging from Pre- Royal Marine Course training weeks, riot training with Gloucestershire police right through to multi- service emergency incident exercises.

    In the second year we will support the students in planning for their next steps- whether this is into Higher Education or starting the application process for their chosen public service. It is in this year that we expect to see the students start taking personal challenges- whether this is progressing onto their Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh award or working in the community as volunteers.

    The course has many practical activities and students must attend these sessions wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.

    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.

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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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