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A qualification in Public Services means great prospects, with the chance to join a sector employing 5 million people nationwide and 20% of all workers in our region.View courses »

There's always a demand for people with the skills and community spirit it takes to protect the public, and our Public Services courses help you join their ranks. Whether it's the Fire Service, support work or HM Customs and Excise, there are dozens of options with a qualification from us. Focusing on areas like problem solving, teamwork and personal development, our tutors prepare you for the special demands of this type of work. You'll get expert supervision and exciting practical challenges, plus a big foot up the ladder when it comes to searching for jobs.  

Picture Yourself

You could work in a prison, saving lives at sea, driving a high-performance police car, caring for adults and children, or controlling a fire crew.

Get Connected

Our Public Service course tutors have great connections with individuals and organisations that can help with your job search or further training.

Example Careers

Fire Service Officer
£21,000 - £35,000

Fire Service Officers co-ordinate and participate in fire fighting activities, provide emergency services in the event of accidents or bomb alerts, and advise on fire prevention.

Prison Service Officer
£15,000 - £28,000

Prison Service Officers direct, co-ordinate and participate in guarding inmates and maintaining discipline in prisons and other detention centres.

Meet the Course Leader

Kieran O-Connell, Course Leader, Public Services

I?ve worked at Calderdale College for several years, teaching across the range of levels 1 to 3 and now as Course Leader for the 1st year group on the level 3 course. I bring a wealth of industry experience to the course having served as a member of the Armed Forces, and I?m always motivated to go the extra mile for my learners. We use a range of assessment and teaching methods to ensure a fair crack at success. This is a great course for lots of different careers, and my aspiration is to see a positive outcome for every student that walks through our doors.

Student Testimonial

Former Public Services student, Mark Chambers

My best moment at university so far was receiving a 1st for delivering a presentation to over 50 people and it is something I wouldn't have been able to do without the College. My qualification from the College ha shown me that I can do anything. I'm here because Calderdale College motivated me to go further. I would definitely recommend the College; it is a great stepping stone and it does prepare you for university.

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Public Services Courses

Course Attendance Start date
Public Services Level 1 Certificate Full-time January 2019
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Uniformed Services Full-time Week beginning 4 September 2017
Public Uniformed Services Level 3 Diploma Full-time September 2018
HNC Public Services Full-time September 2018
HND Public Services Full-time September 2018
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Calderdale College,
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Halifax, HX1 3UZ

+44 (0) 1422 357 357

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