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Uniformed Public Services

Our award-winning staff have combined experience that includes serving as a police officer; working for the Airforce; acting as instructors for the Territorial Army and for outdoor activities; teaching first aid qualifications; and expertise in the law of armed conflict.

The Public Services Department

Our award-winning staff have combined experience that includes serving as a police officer; working for the Airforce; acting as instructors for the Territorial Army and for outdoor activities; teaching first aid qualifications; and expertise in the law of armed conflict.

3 Good Reasons:
  1. Highest ranking Surrey college for student achievement in UPS at 91% (Local GFE College Data, 2016).
  2. Uniformed Public Services students can undertake additional qualifications in first aid, Outdoor First Aid additional qualifications and non-accredited drill inspection.
  3. Students meet monthly guest speakers from Uniformed Public Services, including a police dog handler and firefighters, discussing their careers and job roles.
Progression

Our students have progressed on to university-level qualifications at:

  • HND Public Services Management at Nescot
  • University of Exeter
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Surrey
  • Bournemouth University
  • Farnborough College of Technology
What to expect
  • Expert training for the uniformed services entrance tests.
  • Group expedition and adventure activities in places like Aqua Sports in Surrey and Dorset Adventure Centre to hone your problem-solving, teamwork, and cohesion skills.
  • Community volunteering, leadership training and targeted fitness training to prepare you for uniformed public services.
  • Visits to parliamentary buildings, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey and visits from MPs, to demystify the workings of government, law and order.
  • Develop skills in bushcraft, wild camping, rafting building, as well as a thorough grounding in cultural awareness and diversity to equip you to serve today’s multicultural society.
  • Opportunity to attend 24-hour military exercises and the Army Insight course.
  • Previous students were winners of three categories in the Public Services National Competition.
  • Fundraising for the Royal Marsden’s teenage cancer campaign and sponsored activities to raise money for Help For Heroes.
Photograph of a Nescot student

I’ve really enjoyed doing units like Police Powers, and all the trips and visits we’ve done. The course has given me so much direction and self-confidence. When I started I had no qualifications and didn’t know what to do with my life, but I’m finishing with 3 Distinction stars, and I’m starting a law degree at the University of Law in September.

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