Subject Overview

 

Interested in a career in Public Services? The Public and Uniformed Services, such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Paramedics, Customs and Excise and Security are always looking for physically fit, enthusiastic and well-prepared recruits to train for a variety of careers within the services.

Key skills of leadership, assertiveness, and physical fitness are very important and emphasised in all of our courses. Our students have an exciting programme of external activities, from adventure training to experiencing army life to help hone their skills. You will find out what people in different services do in their job roles, how they work and how they interact with each other. You will develop skills and qualities that potential uniformed service employers would be looking for. These qualities were recently highlighted by Captain David Straw from the Bradford Armoury, at the Army Reserve Centre in Darlington following an ‘experience’ day that students attended at the centre. Our public service students were viewed as great ambassadors for the college and Captain David Straw commented how delighted he was to meet such well behaved and well mannered students, who were keen to learn and engage in the experience day.

We offer a range of courses from level 1 to foundation degree for progression into direct recruitment in the public services or progression into higher education for courses such as Criminology and Law.  All our tutors are highly skilled and experienced within the public services and will support and advice you into the field of public and uniformed services.

 

Public Services Ladder

  • Lydia Ford

    Uniformed Public Services Extended Diploma Level 3

    What do you enjoy about your course?

    I enjoy the physical challenge of the course that combines with the academic content.  The tutors are really good too.

    What attracted you to Darlington College?

    The college provided me the opportunity to excel in my chosen vocational area.

    How is studying at Darlington College different to your previous school?

    The college encourages you to think, make decisions and develop yourself.  This gives you a good working relationship with the tutors.

    What are your careers aspirations?

    I am aiming to join the Army as a combat medic or the Police Force.

    What is the next step in your education?

    At present I plan to finish my education and then to focus on entry into the Army.

    How did this course and Darlington College prepare you for your next step?

    The guidance from my tutors on how to apply for my chosen service and the support you receive is well worth it.

    What advice would you give to student wanting to study at Darlington College?

    I believe if you want hands on experience come to Darlington College.

     

  • Andrew Redfern

    Uniformed Public Services Level 2

    Previous school
    Longfield School

    What do you enjoy about your course?
    The friendly tutors and the opportunity to study fitness testing and training.

    What attracted you to Darlington College?
    I was attracted by the course content.

    What are your career aspirations?
    I would like to become a prison officer.

    What is the next step in your education?
    I hope to continue with my studies in public services by completing the Level 3 course.

    How will this course prepare you for your next step?
    It is providing me with an insight into the different roles that are carried out within the public services.


  • Sundeep Lally

    Uniformed Public Services Level 2

    Previous School
    Hummersknott Academy

    What do you enjoy about your course?
    I enjoy learning in greater detail about the job that I ultimately want to do.

    What attracted you to Darlington College?
    It offered the course that I wanted to study and I thought the facilities that were on offer looked great.

    What are your career aspirations?
    I want to work in the police force.

    What is the next step in your education?
    I would like to go on and study the Public Services Level 3 course.

    How will this course prepare you for your next step?
    It has helped boost my confidence to join the police force and it will help me through the police application process.

    What advice would you give to students wanting to study at Darlington College?
    Join a course that you will enjoy studying.

     

  • Emily Jane Oates

    Uniformed Public Services Level 2

    Previous school
    John Smeaton Community College

    What do you enjoy about your course?
    I really enjoy the sport aspect of this course.

    What attracted you to Darlington College?
    I had heard good reviews about the college and its facilities.

    What are your career aspirations?
    I hope to become a forensic anthropologist.

    What is the next step in your education?
    I want to go on and study the Level 3 course.

    How will this course prepare you for your next step?
    It will provide me with the knowledge to progress onto the next course level.

    What advice would you give to students wanting to study at Darlington College?
    Come along and give it a go.

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