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Programme overview

This exciting and active programme provides the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career with the Police, Fire Service, Armed Forces, Paramedics or Prison Service. There is a strong industry focus, with projects and assignments being based on realistic workplace situations and activities led by vocational experts. You will also have an opportunity to improve your physical fitness, as well undertake volunteering via our excellent employer links.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.

Course Facts

You will study topics such as government policies and the public services, leadership and teamwork, fitness testing, crime and its effects on society, responding to emergency incidents, and exercise, health and lifestyle.


You will be assessed through various methods, including presentations, projects, essays, observations, audio and video interviews, practical performance and reports.


Opportunities such as volunteering, spending a week in one of the armed forces and undertaking a week’s residential as part of the National Citizen Service programme help you identify viable career paths and develop key employability skills. Other enrichment activities have included an army based residential, marines training day and a number of outdoor and adventurous activities.

Next Steps

Many students go on to study a degree in public services or a related discipline such as criminology. The employment opportunities in this field are vast, spanning both the uniformed public services (police, fire and rescue, ambulance, prison, armed forces) and sectors such as customs and excise, the media, government, local councils and private security.

How to Apply

Ready to make your career dreams a reality at the Fylde’s specialist sixth form college this September?

Sign up to enrol now at Lytham Sixth Form College between 9am and 4.30pm to secure your place or call 01253 504672.

The easiest way to apply for your place is to apply online or print a downloadable version. Alternatively you can get hold of a form by:

  • Telephoning the Contact Centre on 01253 504343
  • Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to
  • Collecting a form from Reception at the Lytham Sixth Form College (address below)

Once you’ve completed the form (you may wish to keep a copy) send the original form as soon as possible to:

Lytham Sixth Form College
Church Road
Lytham St. Annes

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Church Road
Lytham St Annes
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