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Public Services Courses in Guildford, Surrey

There are many exciting careers in the uniformed public services including the Armed Forces, Police, Fire and Prison Services. Our courses can help guide you to take the first step towards your chosen profession... or help you make that choice.

If you’re interested in joining the uniformed public services we can help to fast-track you into the role you want. We’ll prepare you for recruitment or higher education in the sector, giving you the practical and academic skills you need to progress your career. Personal health and fitness are also vital and we’ll work to build your confidence and leadership skills in team situations.

We have an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities including guest speakers from a variety of services, an annual passing out parade, residential field trips and expeditions to various part of the UK, including Snowdonia. Our teaching staff have relevant experience and backgrounds in the uniformed services, bringing their experiences into the classroom.

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Public Services Awards 2018

Why Choose Merrist Wood College?

  • Our tutors have relevant industry experience and backgrounds in the uniformed services.
  • Annual passing out parade.
  • Mountain bikes, mountaineering equipment, radio devices and sports kit.
  • Excellent industry links.
  • Guest speakers from a variety of public services including the Royal Navy, Army, Police Force and Royal Marines.
  • Residential field trips and expeditions, including Snowdonia and the Lake District.
  • Trips and visits to the Royal Navy Base in Portsmouth, Submarine Museum and Imperial War Museum, Fire Station and many others.
  • Take part in local and national competitions. 

Moving On

You could undertake a degree in public services, the uniformed services, or public and emergency service management. You could also immediately embark on a career in the Armed Services, the Emergency Services or the Prison Service. Many of our students have begun their careers in this way.

Jobs in Public Services

  • Police Force
  • Armed Forces
  • Fire Service
  • Prison Service
  • Security Officer
Public Services Passing Out Parade 2018

Student Soundbite

Daniel Shaw 2018“With the help of the College, I am now a trained Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police. When I applied to join the Metropolitan Police the tutors were really supportive. They used their experiences to help explain some of the areas, such as law, in greater detail.”

Daniel, Public Services Level 3

(Winner of the Outstanding Personal Qualities Award 2018)

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