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Public Services

The Bedford College Group Public Services Students

Get ahead with a career in public services

Studying Uniformed Public Services will help you to develop the skills, fitness and determination to put you ahead of the rest, with career paths that include the armed forces, emergency, paramedical, prison services and many more.

These areas benefit from strong government backing – public services are essential roles without which society would be in crisis. They will call for you to enjoy a challenge, be level-headed and have good communication skills, too.

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The Bedford College Group Public Services Students

Why choose us?

You will gain an understanding of the different roles of the public services and develop key skills through problem–solving activities, expeditions, orienteering and real world scenarios. Everything you need to get your first job and start a promising career, plus plenty of opportunities to take part in outdoor activities on land and water along the way, including orienteering, map reading, canoeing and kayaking.

The Bedford College Group Public Services Students

Industry opportunities

As a student, you will have opportunities to visit and train with the RAF, Army and Fire Service. Recent visits have included expeditions to the Lake District and the Peak District, as well as work experience with the British Army, participating in fieldcraft and military exercises.

We have close links with Bedfordshire Police with whom we have worked on a number of initiatives, as well as organising volunteering projects for the British Legion.

The Bedford College Group Public Services Students

Expert tutors and top-class facilities

Study with us and you will have access to a wide range of excellent facilities, including our sports centres with full-sized sports halls and fitness studios with cardiovascular equipment and weights.

Tutors have experience in public service roles in the armed forces and emergency services, which give an extra dimension to lessons and will enable you to draw on their vocational experience.

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What can I do next?

Student success

You will be working towards nationally-recognised qualifications to give you the skills to progress on to further education or careers in the private and public sectors.

Many of our students take the opportunity to gain additional qualifications too, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award and health for life and drug awareness qualifications.