Public Services

From uniformed services to running a public sector department, the range of careers is huge

Public Services at Wakefield College

The uniformed public services offer an exciting and hugely varied choice of career opportunities.

Whether you’re working for an emergency service such as the police, fire service, or paramedics, or for one of the armed services, you’ll be on the front line and every day will be a new challenge.

Gaining entry to employment in the uniformed public services isn’t easy, but studying a public services course with us can help.

We’ll assist you to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need through a wide variety of residentials, visits, day trips, events and expeditions, as well as more conventional classes and practical activities.

Key Points
  • National Citizenship Service – on completion of this volunteer community project you’ll receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister
  • visits to operational police premises to see how policing takes place
  • The Rifles Regiment is officially affiliated by us. Students can wear the Regiment’s cap badge as part of the physical training uniform
  • lectures and presentations from staff and activity days run by our partners in the uniformed public services
  • visits to and from public services centres and organisations

I chose to study at the University Centre because it’s local and close to home, and because of this it reduces my travel and accommodation costs. The University Centre provides an outstanding academic and practical base for further study.

Patrycja Stefaniak

FdA Public Service Management

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news & events in public services at Wakefield College...

SafeGuard donation ensures learning is bullet proof

Friday, 04 May, 2018

SafeGuard Clothing continues its social initiative of supporting regional and local colleges in educating their students on safety and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives, by donating a bullet proof vest to Wakefield College.

Holocaust survivor visits Wakefield College

Friday, 19 February, 2016

Students from Wakefield College were given a first-hand account of the Holocaust this week when survivor Marc Schatzberger visited to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Marc delivered a talk to students on the Public Services, Law and Politics courses and took questions helping students gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.

Wakefield College and Army Reserves Join Forces On New Project

Thursday, 15 January, 2015

Wakefield College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 299 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers which could see students on specific courses take part in training, learn new skills, and get paid.

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6:08pm, Tuesday, 11 September, 2018

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Public Services Army Visit

11 February, 2015

Case Studies

What our students say about us...

I chose to study at the University Centre because it’s local and close to home, and because of this it reduces my travel and accommodation costs. The University Centre provides an outstanding academic and practical base for further study.

Patrycja Stefaniak

FdA Public Service Management

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I chose to study here because it’s affordable, I already knew the teachers due to previous studies, and I didn’t really want to move away to study. I’m glad I chose this course because it’s far more than just sitting in a lecture for hours taking notes.

Jess Hirst

FdA Public Service Management

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I chose to study here as I completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services at the College and it was natural for my next step to be a course at the University Centre. Continuing my study here has meant that I’m taught by the same fantastic tutors who brought out the best in me when I studied at College level.

Cameron Lindley

FdA Public Service Management

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I was hoping that this course would get me into university and build personal skills like self-esteem and confidence along with developing my existing interest in the subject. It did exactly that! I fully enjoyed the programme and look forward to starting at university in September.

Christian Lovell

Extended Diploma in Public Services

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The course was exactly as advertised: ‘exciting and interesting’. It has really helped me prepare physically and mentally for my dream career in the Royal Navy.

Liam Wager

Extended Diploma in Public Services

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I chose to study at the University Centre because it’s local and close to home, and because of this it reduces my travel and accommodation costs. The University Centre provides an outstanding academic and practical base for further study.

Patrycja Stefaniak

FdA Public Service Management

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I chose to study here because it’s affordable, I already knew the teachers due to previous studies, and I didn’t really want to move away to study. I’m glad I chose this course because it’s far more than just sitting in a lecture for hours taking notes.

Jess Hirst

FdA Public Service Management

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