Public Services

Key Information 

Looking for a job in Public Services? Our ex-service tutors have over 180 years of combined experience and will ensure you achieve the necessary skills to progress into this potentially lucrative career sector. We offer a broad provision that is ideal for those looking to progress into the Police, Armed Forces or Fire Service - to name a few.

Why Blackburn College?

  • Work experience opportunities with the RAF, Royal Navy and the British Army.
  • Special guest speakers from both the Police Cadets and the Army Reserve.
  • Opportunities to gain a National Citizen Service (NCS) qualification where you can participate in challenges and build skills for work and life.
  • Organised trips to Fulwood Barracks, RAF Liverpool and Somme Barracks. 
  • Study in our state-of-the-art £18.3m Beacon Centre - complete with all the facilities required for you to succeed in this exciting industry.


Graduates can expect a starting salary of approximately £16,000 - which can rise significantly as your career progresses.

Career Opportunities 

Here are just a few of the careers and job roles our students have gone on to do:

  • Army
  • Highways Agency
  • HM Customs and Excise
  • Navy
  • Paramedics
  • Police
  • Prison Service
  • RAF
  • Royal Marines