A career with rewards that outweigh those of any ordinary job, if you want everyday to be a challenge, a career in public services is for you.

A career in one of the public services isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life – full of excitement, camaraderie and career opportunities. Living a life without limits isn’t always easy. The rewards, though, far outweigh those of any ordinary job.

The isle of Wight College’s Public Services department is an exciting, active and vibrant one and will provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified for a career with the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Prison Service, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Marines, or for you to succeed in your application to university. There are clear progression routes that will see you get to where you want to be.

You will learn how the different public services operate and the types of skills that you will need to succeed. You will partake in both theory and practical work. You will learn how to work as a team and to develop leadership and communication skills that are transferable to any public service position.

There will be opportunity to participate in events with front line public services that will enable you to gain valuable, meaningful experiences. You will also enjoy the specialist units such as outdoor and adventurous expeditions, fitness training, expedition skills and water based activities.

“Previous Isle of Wight College/Canterbury Christ Church University  BSc Police Studies graduates include one who is now working for BT in cyber security and another who finished his 2-year probationary period with the police and has already taken his Sergeant’s exam, Students from The Isle of Wight College are well prepared for university life.” Bob Underwood, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Our Students Say

I have gained many personal qualities and developed many more! I have such a high level of confidence now, I feel like I can take on the biggest challenges and beat it! Now I can pursue my further ambition of going to University and studying Criminology and Psychology

Ben Yates

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