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Uniformed Public Services

Do you want a career within the public services, emergency services or the armed forces? Our courses will give you an in-depth understanding of the essential skills and knowledge required to work in your chosen area. You will learn and develop team skills, leadership, fitness and resilience.

After several years of financial cuts and reduction of staff there is now a focus on recruiting quality individuals to serve within our communities.

The Government are currently targeting over 20,000 new Police Officers and multiple opportunities for apprenticeship programmes in a variety of uniformed service areas including the NHS and Fire Service.

Future Earnings would see a Soldier, Sailor or Airman earning over £20,000 after completion of their training.

Taught by experts

Tutors have worked in the Police or Military

Trips & Visits

Get out and visit the experts in the industry

Duke of Edinburgh Award

You will develop leadership, teamwork & resilience

Physical Development

Weekly fitness sessions in the onsite gym

Key information

The course develops individuals, their confidence, team skills, leadership and fitness which enables direct entry into the services or alternatively the Level 3 course also holds UCAS points allowing progression to university.

Alongside the main study programme you will get the opportunity to complete the DofE Award (Bronze & Silver) and a nationally recognised First Aid Qualifications.

If you like to get out of the classroom regularly the programme includes adventure training, expeditions and regular fitness sessions including assessing against public service standards.

You will be required to purchase a uniform, details of which will be provided at enrolment.

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Career Pathways

  • Army
  • Royal Air Force
  • Police
  • Fire Service
  • Ambulance Service
  • Prison Service
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Marines
  • Paramedic
  • Probation officer

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You don’t just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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