If you work well under pressure, are hardworking, a team player and committed to helping others, then this could be the sector for you. The public sector is a huge employer with opportunities to explore services such as the police, fire, ambulance, civil service and armed forces. Your course will be split into three key areas of study and includes outdoor adventurous activities, classroom based units and sports and fitness. For this reason, you will have theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in external residential trips and joining in with sport and fitness activities.

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Labour Market Information

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Career Choices

The public sector is a huge employer with opportunities to explore services such as the police, fire, ambulance, civil service and armed forces.

MC Progression Pathways     

Students can expect to progress into careers including:

Police, Ambulance & Fire Services  |  Army & Naval  |  RAF Communications | Paramedic | RAF Communications Officer 

Careers in Public Services


Cleveland Police

Cleveland Fire

Allied Health mentor



Why study with us?

  1. Alongside theoretical based study in the classroom, public services students will take part in a range of residential trips as well as sport and fitness activities
  2. Many of our staff have years of service in the uniformed public services so you will benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience
  3. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in outward bound activities and can even complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award whilst studying at College
  4. The College regularly invite uniformed services such as the British Army and Royal Navy to showcase the array of opportunities available to public services students
  5. Overseas trips are organised for final year students, and have included destinations such as Poland, Berlin and Cyprus
Chris Piggins sat on a step next to the field
The teachers are very knowledgeable and are always willing to answer any questions. They make lessons engaging which definitely helps you to remember each subject.
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Beth Baines stood outside next to the building on campus
I'm really pleased I came to study here. I've learnt so much and feel like I will be ready for the next step after completing the course.
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Tazmin Hunter standing in the sports hall
I enjoy my course because of the range of activities on it. The best thing about Middlesbrough College is the opportunities and support in and out of College.
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I love studying my course at Middlesbrough College and I am so excited to be the Student President.
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Britney Higgins sitting at a table
My course is enjoyable because it is not only class based work; we also do outward bound classes which are really fun. The best thing about College is the range of courses it has to offer.
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Harry Fowler holding up their results
I had great support from all the tutors, who really took the time to make sure I knew what I was doing with assignments.
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Cameron McGhee sitting in a classroom
"I felt the course offered what I wanted to do and Middlesbrough College has the best teachers in the region."
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