2217 Public Servies

Public Services

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Careers in the uniformed public services can be incredibly rewarding and coming to West Cheshire College will give you the skills and level of physical fitness you need to enter most public service organisations.

A strong emphasis is placed on working effectively in a team, taking part in outdoor activities, learning about good discipline and gaining experience by taking part in training with uniformed public service organisations.

Why West Cheshire College?

Uniformed public services courses at West Cheshire College have proved to be very popular in recent years and the reason is they are an excellent route into many rewarding and fulfilling careers.

Our tutors are very experienced and come from a variety of backgrounds including a former Section Commander in the military, a Fire Service Group Commander, an outdoor tutor and member of a mountain rescue team, an Exercise Physiologist in the NHS and an Inspector in Cheshire Police.

Trips and Activities

You’ll gain valuable teamworking, problem-solving and communication skills by taking part in orienteering and rock climbing expeditions in the Welsh mountains and at Awesome Walls and Chill Factore. You’ll take part in lots of outdoor activities, including incident management, map reading and navigation. Visits are also organised to the Houses of Parliament and the House of Lords and some students have visited New York and the 9/11 Memorial to investigate major incidents and the impact of war.


Most students progress to higher-level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment or further training with uniformed public service organisations such as the armed forces, police and other public and emergency services.

Level 3 Uniformed Public Services students can progress on to the HNC/D in Uniformed Public Services at the College. Some College courses carry UCAS points that can help you progress to university.

Did you know?

In this region there are 448 job vacancies for Fire Fighters available per year - they earn on average £13.54 per hour.