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Public Services and Sport

“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
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021-22 or 2022-23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career 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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Prison Officer

Average salary - £30,900*

Prison Officers supervise inmates in prisons, remand centres and young offenders institutions.

Day-to-day tasks:

Keep inmates secure, carry out security checks and searches, supervise prisoners and
maintain order, support vulnerable prisoners, go with prisoners on external visits like court appearances or hospital appointments, prepare inmates for release through rehabilitation programmes, update records and write reports on prisoners. **

Working environments:

A prison.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Police Community Support Officer

Average salary - £27,100*

Police Community Support Officers work in a neighbourhood policing team to help deal with and prevent crime.

Day-to-day tasks:

Go on patrols, offer advice on crime prevention, deal with anti-social behaviour, deliver talks in schools, issue fixed penalty notices, use social media channels to develop links with local communities and provide support at large public events.**

Working environments:

You could work in the community or on a patrol.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

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

  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Leadership

*Information from EMSI 2022
**Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

What our students say

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy

“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

Public Services and Sport

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