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Uniform Public Services students raised an amazing £30,000 for the 2014 Poppy Appeal

Public Services

Preparing you for the emergency/armed services

Are you focused, determined, self-disciplined, hard working and ready for a challenge?

Public Service courses are designed to prepare you for one of the emergency services or one of the armed forces, including: Police, Fire, Paramedic or Ambulance Technician, Prison service, Coastguard, Armed Services - Navy, Army or the RAF. You will learn about team work, resilience, how to communicate with people - plus your fitness will improve too!

It's 60/40

You'll spend about 60% of your time on campus and 40% on fitness and outdoor activities.You will also hear from guest lecturers who have done the jobs you want to do, and you will get to see behind the scenes with visits to army camps, fire stations, prisons and the coastguard.

"I've learnt that it's better to be an hour early than a minute late"

Chris Lashmar

Chris Lashmar, class of 2016 BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed Services Level 3 and an award-winning student, is aiming for a career in the Fire Service or Royal Navy. He is full of praise for his course and tutors,

"I cannot thank you enough, this course really has changed my life and put me in a position where I can go and achieve whatever I want to achieve."

"You guys made it so easy for me to settle on the course and made the journey tough but so enjoyable.

"Steve, you really are a fantastic tutor who gives the students the best chance to succeed."

Hard work but great fun

As a Public Services student you will go on lots of outward bound trips and have the opportunity to push yourself and do things you didn't think you could. 

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The video below was created by Barking & Dagenham College Media Students who followed local Officers around

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Upcoming Events

  • Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm
    Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm

    23 February 2017

    Study in a friendly environment, that's more grown-up than school. Built by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and managed and run by Barking & Dagenham College, the Technical Skills Academy offers a creative and buzzing atmosphere.

  • Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event
    Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event

    3 March 2017

    Diamond, a contestant on ITV’s The Voice 2017 and girl band Alien Uncovered, from the X Factor, will perform at Barking & Dagenham College as part of a fundraising event in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

  • Inspiration Day 2017
    Inspiration Day 2017

    9 March 2017

    Our inspiration day, is the perfect opportunity to find out about courses, skills and career paths, speak to our experts for guidance & advice, explore our college facilities and enjoy tasters in various subject areas at Barking & Dagenham College.

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