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Public Services

Are you motivated and highly driven? Do you see yourself working in the Royal Navy, RAF or police force?

You will be taught by highly experienced staff from a variety of backgrounds in the public services, with many of our staff having worked on the front line in the army, with the police and firefighters.

You can benefit from our extensive links in both the armed and emergency services, including Cheshire Police, and be inspired by regular guest talks and presentations. This will also give you knowledge on how to be successful while serving in public services. Our outstanding enrichment offer includes regular trips and sporting activities for students.

There will be an opportunity to work with the army, develop your physical fitness and gain an insight into working in a military environment. To enhance your college experience you can expect trips to the Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre for an educational group activity experience. You can also expect to take part in riot training with the Cheshire and Merseyside Police so you can understand what is required if you want to become a riot control police officer.

Student Success

Public Services student Olivia Guy – who hopes to pursue a career in politics or counter-terrorism – is celebrating after receiving a special recognition award from Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

She said: “It feels amazing to receive a special recognition award from Greater Manchester Police. I love being a cadet and I love studying public services at Warrington & Vale Royal College. In my first year here I was the course representative for public services and now I’m president of the college student leadership team – it has really opened doors for me.”

Former Haydock High School pupil Olivia hopes to continue her education at Salford University in September, where she has been offered a place to study international politics and security. She has also applied to be a special constable within GMP.

“In the future, I would like to work in the intelligence sector, particular in counter-terrorism, or become a politician. Both doors and opportunities are opening to me because of my work with GMP and because of my course at the college but I am still yet to decide which path to go down.”