Public Services

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Public Services
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If you enjoy making a positive difference to the lives of others, then these courses can prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career.

Are you looking for an exciting, fast-paced career, where no two days are the same? A career in the public service sector will allow you to go home knowing you’ve made a real difference in people’s lives.

From Police Officers and Soldiers to Firefighters, if you want to have a rewarding and fulfilling career, then give yourself a head start by beginning your journey at Macclesfield College. You will benefit from practical opportunities to develop your leadership and teamwork skills, whilst being invited on frequent trips and visits away.

courses available in public services
Level 2 Uniformed Services
Level 3 Entry to the Uniformed Services
Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Policing
Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Policing
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Why study here?

If you are looking for a future helping others, our public and uniformed protective services courses could be your start to a challenging and hugely rewarding career.

Students benefit from fantastic public servicework experience such as at the Macclesfield Fire Station, where students are able to recreate critical lifesaving scenarios. Other scenario-style training includes specialist riot training, army marching and trips to local military training camps.

Students on Public Services programmes benefit from:

Work experience with local services

Guest talks and workshops from military professionals

Educational trips to military experience camps


Police Officer, Fire Service, Probation Officer, Public Service Associate, Professionals Prison Officer, Borderforce, Army Officer, RAF Officer, Royal Marines Commando, Royal Navy Officer, Security Service Personnel, Bodyguard, Child Protection Officer, Civil Enforcement Officer, Prison Governor

Skills Required for public Services
Dedication to a service
Ability to deal with difficult situations
Ability to work well within a team and on your own
Maths and English
Good attention to detail
First aid
Behaviours Required for PUBLIC SERVICES
Positive and mature attitude
Effective verbal and non-verbal communication
Adaptable & problem solver
Team worker
Passion & Commitment
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