Saving lives as the first call of response, protecting others from any type of threat or danger, and generally keeping the country safe is an incredibly important job.
You could be working on the frontline for one of the country’s emergency services, to serve and protect for:
It’s not for the faint-hearted, but if you think you've got what it takes, our protective services study programmes will make a whole range of careers available.
Chloe Thompson, former public services student
There’s a pretty big misconception about getting a degree level qualification; you have to go to university to get one. Quite simply, that’s not true!
At UC Sheffield, you can join an increasing number of students who are choosing to study university level qualifications in a wide range of career driven courses with us.
Our qualifications include:
Our students have fantastic opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best employers in the region, including:
Our students study at our Hillsborough Campuses, making use of our fitness suite.
As a student at The Sheffield College, you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real life or simulated working environment as part of your study programme.
We work closely with employers across Sheffield and the region to make sure you develop the exact skills and industry-specific knowledge that will enable you to shine throughout your career.
We create opportunities for you to:
Enrichment activities include visits to places such as a Territorial Army base, a Magistrates Court, or climbing walls. Residential visits also offer you the chance to visit army bases and outdoor adventure activity centres where you will take part in activities such as abseiling, taekwondo sessions, and gorge walking.
By 2028, there will be a total of 8,850 jobs in the protective services in South Yorkshire. That’s 100 new jobs that will have been created since 2023! Roles will be available as a:
After finishing their studies with us, many students go on to university or into employment.
Need a hand figuring out your career plan?
Our Careers Advice Team are available throughout your studies to provide advice and guidance.
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