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Public Services

DEVELOP THE KEY SKILLS NEEDED TO CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

Offered at

Dearne Valley College

If a career working in a frontline or supporting role for the emergency services or armed forces sounds like the job for you, a course in public services could give you a head start.

Studying Public Services at Dearne Valley College you’ll develop skills sought-after by employers including teamwork, initiative, leadership and communication so that you can achieve your dream career in the uniformed and non-uniformed public services industry. There’s also the opportunity to gain additional qualifications alongside your studies including emergency first aid, canoeing and mountain biking.

With us, what you learn is what you’ll use. Our talented team of tutors bring with them experience of working in the public services sector. They bring passion and professional expertise to your learning, so you’re safe in the knowledge that learning with us means you have what it takes for a role in public services.

You can develop your skills in action- packed activities and pursuits using the local brilliant facilities such as Manvers boathouse and lake, granting access to a range of land and water sports.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Sport and Public Services

  • Level 1

    Public Services and Sport

  • Level 2

    Entry to the Uniformed Services

  • Level 3

    Uniformed Protective Services

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Access to HE Diploma in Criminology and Policing

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10,164 JOBS IN PUBLIC SERVICES IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

“I have met new friends and enjoy doing a variety of activities, including football and rounders.”

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Abigail Whittaker Level 3 Public Services Former student at Wickersley School

FUTURE CAREERS IN PUBLIC SERVICES

The Public Service sector is ideal for those who want to work in a fast-paced environment, have an interest working frontline supporting the public and have a passion for fitness.

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Police Officer

Average salary - £42,500*

Police Officers keep law and order, investigate crime and support crime prevention.

Day-to-day tasks:

Patrolling public areas, responding to calls from the public, investigating crimes, interviewing suspects and making arrests, giving evidence in court, controlling traffic and crowds at large public events and gatherings and advising the public on personal safety and crime prevention. **

Working environments:

Police stations, on patrol in public areas and at events.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Firefighter

Average salary - £34,400*

Firefighters provide emergency services in the event of accidents, help protect people from fire and other dangers and give advice on fire prevention.

Day-to-day tasks:

Inspecting and maintaining equipment, carrying out practice drills, responding to emergency call-outs, rescuing people and animals, controlling and putting out fires, giving presentations to schools and community groups and inspecting buildings to make sure they meet fire safety regulations.**

Working environments:

Fire stations and within the community.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the public services sector include*:

  • Management
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Innovation

What our students say

“I have met new friends and enjoy doing a variety of activities, including football and rounders.”

Photo of Abigail Whittaker
Abigail Whittaker Level 3 Public Services Former student at Wickersley School