Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Uniformed Public Services

The Uniformed Public Services are always looking for physically fit, enthusiastic and well-prepared recruits to train for a variety of careers within the services, such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Paramedics, Customs & Excise and Security. We have courses available from Level 1 to Level 4 and 5 HNC and HND, with HE students progressing to universities across the country for a one-year top-up degree course.

Key skills of leadership, assertiveness, physical fitness and personal responsibility are very important and emphasised in all of our courses. Our students have an exciting programme of external activities, from adventure training to army assault courses to help hone their skills.

“Whatever Public Service the students eventually decide to join, their future employers will inherit extremely well trained and motivated individuals who will undoubtedly add value.”
Major SD Shepperson, Carver Barracks

Interested in joining the Police Force? We now have a Police Academy run in collaboration with Cambridge Constabulary, providing specialist police training including Traffic, SOCO and Firearms.

In addition to your main qualification in Uniformed Public Services, you will gain wider employability skills, English, Maths & IT, personal learning skills and social and community skills are highly valued by employers and will make you a more rounded, employable professional.

Recent Higher Education students have progressed onto top-up degree courses to study subjects including Criminal Justice, Public Services Management and Leadership in the Public Sector – others go directly into employment. Find out what it’s like to study a Public Services course at Level 4 here.

Great reasons to choose Uniformed Public Services at CRC

  • Exciting residential & day trips
  • Adventure training such as mountain biking & parachuting
  • Excellent work experience with the Services
  • In-college Army Cadet Force & Police Academy
  • First class physical training with qualified PT instructors
  • Outstanding teaching team includes ex-service personnel
  • Great opportunity to progress onto excellent HNC and HND programmes

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“The lecturers have worked in the industry and they know how to make the classes interesting. It is an adult environment, and I really want to come into college every morning.”

Elliot Wilding-Gleneye – Level 3 Uniformed Services

“Thanks to the guidance and support of the Uniformed Services department at CRC I have been able to thrive whilst at the college and feel that it has been a perfect gateway to my future career aspirations.”

Kieran Moore - Level 3 Uniformed Public Services & Royal Marines Commando Reservist

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