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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 (UPS) is a specialist sector that requires leadership, teamwork and a dynamic, adaptable personality. Students will learn through a balanced mix of theory and practice (indoor and outdoor), blending areas such as sport, fitness and outdoor adventure in with discipline and citizenship. 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 focusrd on the competencies and skills required in a Public Service environment, with emphasis on the Police Service and the Armed Forces.

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

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. We also utilise our onsite instructors who are qualified and very experienced in delivering outdoor adventure activities. Opportunities to play sports and represent the college are also available to our UPS students. There are also options to participate in residential trips that will offer the learner experiences of what working within a Public Service could be like.

At Askham Bryan College we have close links with the Police Services in North, West and South Yorkshire, and 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 the Paramedics and Air Ambulance Service. Through our Outdoor and Adventure Sports department we have access to a broad of Outdoor Adventure providers in Yorkshire and Wales.

We are now part of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) offering young people a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. Our aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Each CCF is an educational partnership between the school/college and the Ministry of Defence, and a CCF may include Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections.


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