Protective Services, Forensics, Sport and Fitness

Public Services courses focus on providing students with the skills, experience and knowledge to develop a career in the fire service, ambulance, police or armed forces.

People who choose to work in this industry often do so because they thrive on challenge and variety. Although paperwork does feature, these are not conventional desk jobs and often involve a great deal of physical outdoor work.

Physical fitness is important in both of these subjects and in some jobs is tested regularly. Leadership qualities are paramount and are strenuously tested during selection and training for work.

Professional sports people also thrive on challenge and variety, must have an exceptional level of skill and be totally dedicated to their sport. The ability to get on well with people and strong organisational skills are essential.

There are a number of career routes in the sports industry including: sports coaching and teaching, sports rehabilitation, sports and leisure development, the fitness professions, personal coaching and training, and outdoor sports activities and expeditions. Employers look for people with good communication skills, enthusiasm and stamina. If you are well organised and like working with other people you would fit well within this industry. Alternatively, you may opt to continue your studies at university.

Meet our students Andrei Ilioiu

Andrei Ilioiu

“I enjoy this course; it challenges me and I’ve met a lot of people with the same aspirations.”

What can I progress on to?

Police community support officers

up to £28,600

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Senior police officers

up to £58,760

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Sports coaches, instructors and officials

up to £28,600

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