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Uniformed Public Services

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HELPING OTHERS For those looking towards a career that’s a bit different, where you will face new and challenging situations daily.

The Uniformed Public Services is a specialist sector that requires leadership, teamwork and a dynamic, adaptable personality. Students will learn a balanced mix of theory and practice whilst blending areas such as sport, fitness and adventure in with discipline and citizenship. Students will also learn how to work alongside animals within the Services, such as dog handling and in the Mounted Police. Utilising our close links with the Public Services students will have numerous opportunities to learn about careers within the Police, Fire, Ambulance and Prison Services or with the Army, Navy, Royal Marines and the RAF. Our Level 3 provision will focus on the competencies and skills required in the Police Service and Criminal Justice sector.


We have a wide variety of sports facilities available to students on the Askham Bryan College campus, including a climbing wall, gym, sports hall and outdoor sports pitches. To enhance this offering during the 2014/15 academic year an assault course is planned to be built at the York campus which will provide a realistic test of fitness and courage, to help students gain the qualities which are required as part of public service recruitment.


By studying in this department you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:

• Police Officer
• Police Special Constable (Volunteer)
• Police Community Support Officer
• Armed Forces
• Other emergency service careers
• Security Industry staff
• Prison and Criminal Justice roles
• Events Manager
• Youth Leader
• Trainee Facilities or Retail Manager


At Askham Bryan College we have close links with the Police Services in North, West and South Yorkshire in addition to the Armed Forces Careers and Recruitment centres in York, Leeds and Hull. We also have links with the Yorkshire Fire Service as well as with the Paramedics and Air Ambulance Service. Through our Outdoor and Adventure Sports department we also have access to a broad range of Outdoor Adventure providers in Yorkshire and Wales.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277