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Uniformed Public Services

Our courses have been designed to give learners both valuable theory and practical knowledge as they continue on their pathway to a career with the Uniformed Public Services. Taught by former members of the services, SNC aims to deliver an immersive experience that covers all aspects of the services in as much detail as possible, including visits from guest speakers and themed activities both within and outside the college.

Community Activities

As students, you will partake in a range of community activities, both within the college and working with local organisations.

Trips & Activities

Each course will provide you with frequent UPS-themed and related activities designed to build upon your knowledge and practical skills. 

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Our courses include a wide variety of trips and activities designed to replicate or build upon your knowledge and experience of the different services. These include community projects, regular activity-based excursions in various environments and exercises with the local emergency services. Each year has different activities, so theirs always a chance take on a new challenge or gain new experiences. 


Previous activities have included:


  • Annual remembrance day parade 
  • Fundraising and charity events for non-profit organisations
  • Duke of Edinburgh award
  • Army leadership courses
  • Military-themed NCS activities at Bramley Lakes

Options for you.

Our uniformed public services courses focus on the development of transferable skills suitable for a range of employment opportunities. Military, Fire services, Police, and many others will be covered over the courses duration; allowing students to gain valuable knowledge from experienced tutors and guest speakers while also experiencing events designed to reflect upon real-life situations within the aforementioned services. 

For those that may instead wish to focus on a specific area of the services, a new level three Policing Diploma is now on offer to upcoming members of the college, which is designed for student’s that have a strong career interest in the Police Service. The course has links with both the local Constabulary and various Universities for those that wish to further their education within a Professional Policing degree.

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Careers in the Public Services sector

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

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