Public Services Courses in Hertfordshire

The public sector is the largest employer and includes the Ambulance Service, Police Service, Fire Service, Prison Service and Security Service. Our courses prepare you for future employment in this sector. Open evening

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Why study Public Services at Oaklands College

Our Public Services courses cover a variety of subjects that will enable you to demonstrate a full understanding of the skills required in this highly competitive sector. These include teamwork, leadership, citizenship, understanding diversity and discipline. 

Our courses are very hands on and work experience, trips and talks from guest speakers play an important part of the learning experience. Visits include a week long residential stay with the British Army as well as visits to Westminster and the Imperial War Museum. 

Students also gain valuable experience working with Crucial Crew to help deliver interactive educational activities to year 6 students in a range of subjects including first aid, online safety and drugs awareness. 

This is part of an initiative run by St Albans City & District Community Safety Partnership in conjunction with local public services. 

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    TRIPS & TALKS - Highlights include a week long residential stay with the British Army, a day with firefighters at St Albans Fire Station, The Imperial War Museum, The Houses of Parliament and Bletchley Park, the home of code breaking.

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    OUTDOOR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME - Our outdoor activity programme includes activities such as rock climbing, kayaking and team-building.

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    STUDY PROGRAMME – Your study programme will also include maths and english at the appropriate level for you.


Opportunities in Public Services

This course is designed to enable your progression onto higher education. With further study, possible future career options open to you include

Expert Tutors

Our experienced tutors will offer you a wide range of skills from academic to physical. They will also be focusing on building your employability skills with areas such as leadership, teamwork and discipline.


Experience what the future
has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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