If you feel your future lies in helping others and you thrive off a personal challenge, our public services course could be the gateway to a rewarding career.
If you have the determination to succeed, we will help you to acquire the industry knowledge and the fitness levels necessary to enter the public services sector.
With input from our expert team of lecturers, you will develop your communication, leadership and teamworking skills and gain in-depth understanding of our legal systems and how legislation is applied to global situations.
This is a diverse sector and you will broaden your understanding of areas such as youth offending and rehabilitation, forensic psychology and international terrorism. You will also research and gain a deeper understanding about current issues which impact on public services such as changes to government policy, defence cuts and changes in social behaviour.
It is estimated that there are currently over 154,000 fully trained personnel working in the armed forces
There are over 200 roles in the British Army and over 50 roles available in the Royal Air Force
Industry focused, career ready…
We are here to equip you for the workplace and your modules are tailored with your future in mind.
You will develop essential experience and build employability skills with trips and residential courses while talks and demonstrations from visiting professionals – including custom and excise officers, police dog handlers and prison officers – will keep you thoroughly informed about your options for career progression.
You will gain unique insight into the work of the public services with live research projects and through our links with the Army, the Royal Navy, Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue.
Where could your degree take you?
Many of our graduates progress into the Police, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Marines and follow careers in the prison service.
Here are just some of the careers available in this sector:
- Armed services
- HM Customs
- Fire and rescue
- Prison service
- Forensic scientist
Where will you be studying?
Our campus offers a range of first-class facilities including our £6million Sports Science and Performance Academy and dedicated Higher Education Centre.
Our expert staff will provide tailor-made fitness training in our high specification gym to help you prepare for the entry fitness tests which are common in the public services sector.
Other facilities include a climbing wall, a high and low ropes course and even a college lake. You will develop your leadership skills and personal resilience during challenges and adventurous activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing both on campus and further afield.
You will be in easy reach of the best outdoor environments the UK has to offer with Cannock Chase, the Lake District, the Peak District and North Wales being in close proximity.
Your University Centre Reaseheath Experience
You’ll gain positive advice from visiting representatives of local emergency services, allowing you to make good decisions on your future career and life journey.
You’ll be encouraged to follow a personal fitness training programme to prepare for future entry into the public services.
You’ll enjoy memorable visits to specialised facilities where you’ll gain hands-on experience alongside trainers from our local fire and rescue and police forces. You’ll also develop skills and professional expertise through tours of relevant attractions such as Safety Central, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s interactive education centre.