College Launches New Public Services Course

17 February 2022

A brand-new course in public services has been launched at Dumfries and Galloway College.

Staff from the army, police, and fire service visited the college to meet with Principal Joanna Campbell as the course opens for applications.

Students on the programme will be guided by experienced staff as they explore the many options contained in a career in public service.

Firefighters, police officers, and army personnel will also meet with students to provide them with real-life experience and training throughout the programme.

Studying public services at Dumfries and Galloway College will allow students to increase their confidence through a variety of practical and theory activities and gain valuable skills.

Among the wide range of modules contained in the new course are leadership skills, teambuilding, mental health, and health, physical fitness, and wellbeing.

The public services course will run for 12 weeks beginning on 25 August 2022.

Applications for this exciting new course which will enable students to take their first steps into employment in public service can be made on the Dumfries and Galloway College website.

Upon successful completion, students will be able to move onto further study or careers in services such as the RAF, prison service, police, or RSPCA.

Interested prospective applicants are encouraged to get in touch with the college, where staff will be happy to answer any questions they have.

Dumfries and Galloway College thanks all the services involved for their work in making this exciting new course possible and for their continued dedication to helping students achieve their ambitions.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

 “I was delighted to welcome our valued friends and colleagues in the public services to our college as we launch this new course."

“A career in public service is rewarding, fulfilling, and contains many opportunities and we at Dumfries and Galloway College are proud to be making such careers even more accessible to our college community."

 “I would urge anyone who is interested in joining us to study public services to get in touch, our staff will be happy to discuss it with you and answer any questions you have.”

Find out more about our Public Service course