Bletchley Campus

Public Services

Course Overview

Study Public Services at MK College

If you’re considering a career in the Police, Armed Forces or Emergency and Prison Services, our Public Services course could be the first step on your journey to your dream job. Those working in this industry have the important responsibility of keeping us safe, being the first to react to criminal activity and emergencies as well as keeping order in our society.

For a successful career in one of these vital services, you’ll require outstanding dedication, discipline and communication skills. So if you’re ready for the challenge and want to take your first steps towards an incredibly rewarding career, apply today to secure your place on this course.

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Virtual Open Day

Welcome from Public Services!

Public Service Q&A Session

You can join a Live Q&A Session by clicking the buttons above. This will take you through to a Microsoft Teams meeting where you can join attendees in asking questions to the tutors. If you do not wish to have your camera or microphone on, that’s no problem! You will still be able to ask questions via the Microsoft Teams chat once you are in the session. If you are joining with a Smartphone or Tablet then please ensure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded. If you are having any issues joining the tutor sessions, then please let us know via the live chat function on this page.

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Courses Available

You may have noticed that we offer Intermediate and Advanced courses for most areas.

Intermediate courses are equivalent to Level 1/2 and are for those people who need a bit of extra focus and support in order to learn more about their specific interest, get familiar with tools and equipment and may need to resit GCSE English and/or maths.

Advanced courses are equivalent to Level 3 and are ideal for people who have a good grasp of their interest, but need to focus on developing their technical skill and concentrate on growing their skills and employability, learning how to turn their talent into a career.

Come to an In Person Event

If you do not wish to join a Live Q&A session today, then please join us at our next in person Open Event where you can meet the tutors and tour the facilities.

Get hands-on experience

You’ll get hands-on experience by taking part in activities at Caldecotte Lake, including kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and archery. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with and learn from people who have worked within the Services, learning about their experiences and knowledge.

Meet Mark

Mark has years of experience working in prisons, from being on general units to specialist facilities. He loves sharing with his students the good work that goes on in custody and how they can make a difference. You probably won’t be surprised when you hear his favourite films!

Public Services Courses

Public Services – Undergraduate Courses

This course is for those who want to build on their knowledge and understanding of the Uniformed Public Services, with a focus on the criminal justice system (Police, Border Force, Prison & Probation Services and Third Sector Voluntary Agencies etc.) It also provides opportunities for Public Service employees to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 5 vocational qualification.

Public Services

On this course, you will develop a variety of transferable skills to prepare you for your next steps to a career in Public Services, ranging from research and study skills, to specific technical skills such as physical fitness, following service routine and health and safety.

Who do we work with?

We make sure you’re ready to kick off your career as soon as you’ve completed your studies. During the course, we provide work experience opportunities and the chance to work on commissioned briefs, exposing you to employers in order to build your real-world skills. Our employer partners help to shape our curriculum, meaning you’re learning the skills that are in demand in your industry. We work with:


– British Transport Police
– Bucks Fire & Rescue
– Metropolitan Police
– Thames Valley Police
– The RAF
– The Ministry of Defence
– HM Prison Service
– Magistrates Court Milton Keynes
– Caldecotte Xperience
– Rock & River Outdoor Pursuits
– Oakhill Secure Training Centre
– RISE Mutual CIC
– UpskillU