Faculty of
Sport, Travel & Public Services

Public Services


  • Title: Public Services
  • Code: F82052
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 2 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Sport, Travel & Public Services
  • Police Officer
  • Police community Support Officer
  • Police Support
  • Fire and Rescue Officer
  • Military personnel
  • Local Authorities
  • 15-40000k a year

The course provides a broad outlook on:

  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Citizenship
  • Crime and its effects on Society
  • Impact of War
  • Health Fitness and Lifestyle
  • Government Policies
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Public Services uniform is to be worn while on campus – details will be provided on enrolment.
Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)


Student Services at the colllege

  • Course work
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Practical demonstrations
  • IT assessments
  • Interviews
  • Extended Diploma Level 3 in Public Services
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment.

This is a full time introductory course to the Public Services, for those students who wish to pursue a future career in the Army, RAF, Navy, Police and Fire Service or related organisations.

Students will need a genuine interest in the Public Services, and will need to have the attributes needed to be part of the Public Services such as; Self discipline, motivation, teamwork, enthusiasm and determination.

A basic level of fitness is required however this will be improved over the course of the year.

This is a full time 2 year programme for those that wish to pursue a career in the Public Services such as; The Royal Marines, Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance, RAF, Navy etc.
  • BSc Health and Community
  • BSc Psychological Studies
  • BSc Social Policy and Criminology
  • FdSc Sport and Exercise Science.

All students will have to complete a minimum of 35 hours each year they are here, however some of the enrichment activities you will carry out during the course will contribute towards this.

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000