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Uniformed Public Services

The uniformed public services sector offers a very rewarding and fulfilling career pathway. With a diverse range of roles across areas of work such as the Police, Army and Fire Brigade, the industry is made up of important jobs that help to aid and protect the general public, allowing you to make a real difference.

Sector insights

With the government’s recent commitment to increasing police numbers, it’s a great time to consider entering the uniformed services as a career choice. The Fire Brigade Union is also seeking an additional 5,000 firefighters, as recruitment in this area continues to grow and provide roles that are rich with opportunities for progression.

NCFE’s Public Services qualifications are flexible and current, allowing learners to be prepared for their progression into employment within the industry. Our courses also provide routes into higher education, with Level 3 qualifications attracting UCAS points and support from leading universities.

We’ve worked collaboratively with industry experts and key stakeholders to develop our range of uniformed public services qualifications, ensuring that learners are provided with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to excel on this pathway.

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Qualification spotlight

Our uniformed public services qualifications offer breadth and depth of study, providing learners with an understanding of the principles of the sector. Alongside pre-employment preparation, qualifications also offer learners the opportunity to develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of roles within uniformed services, such as leadership, conflict management and personal protection skills. Some of our most popular qualifications include:

Setting the standard

We’re proud to offer learners qualifications that have been developed with input from key stakeholders and organisations, having also been endorsed by industry experts. Some of our uniformed public services collaborations and endorsements include:

Northumbria police logo    Sunderland college logo    Newcastle college logo   gateshead college logo  School of military logo

                                

Plan your curriculum

View our progression route map to see how our range of uniformed public service qualifications connect to support your curriculum planning and learner progression.

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Case study: supporting learner success

Learners on the NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services at Suffolk New College are gaining skills for a wide range of occupational roles in public services.

Jack, a learner at Suffolk New College, said: “My NCFE qualification is providing me with the skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of roles within the sector. It’ll help me to go on to apply to be a police officer.”

Lee Mandley, Head of Sport and Public Services at Suffolk New College, commented: “These qualifications include a range of modules specific to the day-to-day roles of the Uniformed Public Services. This has helped prepare learners for application processes and fitness requirements through classroom-taught lessons, guest speakers, and practical and physical activities.”

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These qualifications help prepare learners for application processes and fitness requirements through classroom-taught lessons, guest speakers, and practical and physical activities.

Lee Mandley, Head of Sport and Public Services at Suffolk New College