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Public Services

Our staff have combined experience of Law and the Legal system, outdoor instruction, working in the Fire and Rescue Service, as well as many years of experience teaching Public Services programmes.

The Public Services Department

Our team is extremely active and experienced, with a passion for the work of the uniformed services. One of the things that is great about Nescot is that, in addition to being qualified tutors, our staff are people with real world experience in the fields they teach. The Public Services team has a range of experiences, including that of a retired high ranking fire service officer and a teacher with a Masters degree in Criminology. Group expeditions, outdoor and adventurous activities will hone your problem-solving, leadership, teamwork and cohesion skills.

What You Can Expect
  • Practical sessions to improve your teamwork and leadership to bring learning to life.
  • Hone your problem solving, teamwork and navigational skills.
  • Expert training for the uniformed services entrance tests.
  • Practical team sports, leadership training and targeted fitness training to prepare you for a career in the uniformed public services.
  • Visits to parliamentary buildings, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Law Courts in Guildford, to demystify the workings of government, law and order.
  • Develop skills in bushcraft, wild camping and raft building, as well as a thorough grounding in cultural awareness and diversity to equip you to serve today’s multicultural society.
  • Learn from numerous guest speakers from the industry.
  • Opportunity to attend a ‘firefighter for a day’ course and ‘Look at Life day’, with the British Army.
  • Students meet monthly guest speakers from uniformed public services, including a police dog handler and firefighters, discussing their careers and job roles.

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

  • Loughborough University
  • University of Law
  • Bournemouth University
  • Farnborough College of Technology
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Surrey

At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.

Public services

This chart shows some details about employment trends in the sector, and companies Nescot works with.

Skills you will gain

Our courses are designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in uniformed public services. You will develop sector-relevant knowledge and transferable skills that will be valuable whatever your career path:

  • Physical fitness and health
  • Assertiveness and resilience
  • Leadership
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Cultural awareness
  • Digital skills
  • Legal frameworks
  • Literacy and numeracy

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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