Public Services

Do you want to work in the community? Or gain employment in the police, fire, ambulance or prison services, or even the armed forces?

Public Services

For those wanting to prepare for a life in the public and uniformed services, you will experience hands-on, the physical and mental demands of the sector and the standard expected of potential applicants.

Our strong links with the armed services, police and fire as well as with local professional sports clubs ensure your studies provide a real insight into your particular area of interest, equipping you with the essential skills to succeed.

Benefit from visits to HM Prisons, Fire Stations and training with the West Yorkshire Police Dog Handlers. Participate in public order training with West Yorkshire Police and attend presentations from guest speakers including Local MPs. You may also have the opportunity to volunteer for Leeds City Council Emergency Planning Department. 

Former students have gone on to study Law at university and entered work as Prison Officers, Police Officers, Armed Forces, Paramedics and Fire Fighters.


The emergency services and armed forces are back open for recruitment.

After a number of years with recruitment on hold as a result of public sector spending cuts West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and the Armed Forces are now seeking new recruits. Now is the ideal time to enrol on a PS course to ensure you are well prepared for the selection and recruitment processes of these services amongst others. See links for further information about potential career opportunities-

West Yorkshire Police 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue 

British Armed Forces 


During 2017 – 2018 public service students had over 3000 opportunities to engage with the public services they hope to join. These opportunities included, working with West Yorkshire Police in Public Order Training and Police Dog Handling. Participating in emergency planning exercises with Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority and West Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Visiting Leeds & Preston Prisons and guest presentations from Prison Officers and former prison inmates. Completing Royal Marine and British Army physical entrance tests including their own Assault Courses.




We are proud to be working in partnership with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

West Yorkshire PoliceWest Yorkshire Fire & Rescue