Public Services Intermediate - MK College

Public Services Intermediate

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A career in Public Services relates to anything from the Police Force, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, and Prison Service. People in this industry have the important responsibility of keeping us safe, being the first to react to criminal activity and emergencies and keep order in society. A successful career in the services requires outstanding dedication, discipline and communication skills, but is incredibly rewarding.

What will I do?

You will develop a variety of transferable skills to prepare you for your next steps, ranging from research and study skills, to specific technical skills such as physical fitness, following service routine and health and safety. To get a real taste of the industry, you will participate in activities held at Caldecotte Lake which may include kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and archery. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from people who have worked within the Services, learning about their experiences and receiving advice.

What’s next?

This course is the perfect stepping stone to study Public Services Advanced, where you will receive guidance and encouragement to progress either to Higher Education or straight into the industry.

Is it for me?

Have you got excellent problem-solving skills? Do you want to join the Police, Army, RAF or other Uniformed Service? This course is the ideal starting point for a successful career. You must have a determination to succeed, and be able to work well in a team. Respect is incredibly important in this industry, as is loyalty, professionalism and enthusiasm. You could also study this course if you’re undecided between pursuing a career in Sports or Public Services, as you will study aspects of both.

Future Career Opportunities


This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Sport or Public Services. Students will be required to participate in both theory and practical lessons throughout the college week and be encouraged to develop their skills by participating in college extra-curricular activities. Some of the current students aspire to become Personal Trainers, Sports Coaches or even Senior Officers in the Police. If a career in an active industry is for you, then why not come and start your journey in Active Industries on this course?
When studying this course, two qualifications will be completed:

  • Level 1 in Public Services
  • Level 1 in Exercise Studies

Entry Requirements: You require four GCSEs at grade E/2 or above.


You require 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including English and Maths.


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