Wakefield College - Public Services

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 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
Public Services

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news and 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.

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
Public Services

Case Studies

What our students say about us...
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.
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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.
Photo of Patrycja Stefaniak
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.
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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
Public Services

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Austrian residential
Austrian residential

Check out some of these stunning photos from our public services Austria ski trip earlier this month!

Public Services
29 January, 2020
West Yorkshire Police/ SmartWater Technology visit
West Yorkshire Police/ SmartWater Technology visit

Our HE Public Services students learned how SmartWater is being used to catch criminals. Thanks to PC Chris Schofield from West Yorkshire Police and Steve Lloyd from SmartWater Technology Ltd for presenting!

Public Services
30 September, 2019
Hiking in Wales
Hiking in Wales

A great effort shown by all our Level3 students today! Lots of happy faces and excellent skills shown by all!

Public Services
11 June, 2019
Work placement with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Work placement with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

Great to see a number of our Public Service Students selected for a work placement with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue! Well done guys great effort!!

Chris Shaw, District Support Officer invited Work Placement Team staff and students from Level 3 Public Services to Ossett Fire Station for an…

Public Services
15 March, 2019
Public Services students ‘on our way back’
Public Services students ‘on our way back’

Our students on our annual winter sports trip are safe back in England and are due to arrive back to @wakefieldcollege for 1730. Unfortunately we have been delayed due to the snow and we will remind students to contact their parents/carers when we are nearer home.

Public Services
19 January, 2019
Crowncourt visit
Crowncourt visit

And we're back at #Leeds #Crowncourt today with some…

Public Services
8 November, 2018

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