Uniform and Public Services

Why Study?

The Uniformed Public Services are always looking for physically fit, enthusiastic and well-prepared recruits.
We train our students for a variety of careers within the services, such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Paramedics, Customs & Excise and Security.
Key skills of leadership, assertiveness, physical fitness, and personal responsibility are very important and emphasised in this course.

What can I do with it?

Whatever Public Service the students eventually decide to join, their future employers will inherit extremely well trained and motivated individuals who will undoubtedly add value.

Subject combinations

The full two-year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services is equivalent to three A levels. This means that once students have successfully completed the course they can choose whether to progress to a career or to higher education.


Alongside your academic studies, the Drama Department has ample opportunities for you to be involved. We run a whole-school production each year which our A-level students are a huge part of, either in directing/leading younger students or performing themselves. We also encourage students to put on their own performances for their peers and support you in the planning and preparation of this. We also take you to the theatre multiple times per year to expose you to as much live theatre as possible as well as hiring in experts to lead workshops for you to participate in. The department also has excellent links with local theatres who can offer you bursaries (payments) for performing in the summer holidays.

What will I study?

Students will cover a wide range of units, including but not restricted to:

  • Government  
  • Policies & the Public Services  
  • Team Development & Leadership  
  • Citizenship & Diversity
  • Understanding Discipline
  • Public Service Fitness 
  • Physical Preparation for Public Services  
  • Expedition Skills Outdoor Activities
  • Police Powers
  • War, Conflict & Terrorism  
  • Criminology  
  • Major Incidents  
  • Crime & its Effects  
  • Law & the Legal System  

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