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Public Services

If you have a passion for serving the public with the police, fire or ambulance services or want to join the armed forces, our Public Services courses provide the perfect foundation for your future career. Our lecturers come with a wealth of experience, having served in the British Army and volunteered with disaster response and search and rescue organisations.

You will be introduced to the inspiring and challenging world of the public services, where you will have the opportunity to gain experience with the Metropolitan Police, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. As well as theoretical study, you will take part in a range of hands-on activities and visit a range of exciting locations such as RAF Odiham, Hampshire Police and Basingstoke Fire Station.

Find a course

Select a course type that suits you.

Career Opportunities

  • Police Force
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Ambulance Service
  • British Army
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Marines
  • HM Prison Service

Industry Links

  • Trip to Ypres Belgium to visit Western Front.
  • Guest speakers and visits to RAF Odiham, Hampshire Police and Basingstoke Fire Station.
  • British Army, Specialist exercises with specific public services.

Student Success

Students have progressed to higher level study at universities such as:

Birmingham City University - Criminology, Policing and Investigation

Bournemouth University - Forensic, Computing and Security

University of Winchester - Criminology

University of Portsmouth - Criminology

It’s a great course. We went on loads of trips and had guest lectures from all the different services.
Rhys Dodds
James Booty

James Booty

Course Director, Public Services
We try to ensure our curriculum has a mix of practical and theory to give the students the best college experience possible.
Duty calls for Public Services

Duty calls for Public Services

Students suit up to solve mock crime scene.

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Students benefit from new SafeGuard equipment donation

Students benefit from new SafeGuard donation

Public Services students donated a second bulletproof vest by SafeGuard Clothing

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