Welcome to Uniformed Services Academy

The Uniformed Services Academy learning area offers an exciting and realistic environment for those looking to enter the uniformed public services, made up of a dynamic teaching team who have extensive uniformed service experience and who regularly take students to win competitions around the country. 

The teachers help you to find the right path for you and treat everyone fairly, but no-one the same, because we are all individuals. They help you make your strengths stronger and target your weaknesses
- Beth Traves, former Public Services student
In 2016 our students achieved and outstanding overall success rate of 97%.

Our Courses

Public Services (double or triple award)

Vocational Level 3

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Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community (single or double award)

Vocational Level 2

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award


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Student success

Beth Traves

Beth Traves

Beth was an excellent student, doing consistently well in all of her subjects. However her achievements in Public Services were particularly outstanding. During her time at Itchen she gained a Commendation as part of the National BTEC Awards for her work as part of the Uniformed Services Academy, a highly prestigious honour.

Beth gained a D*D* in her Public Services BTEC, as well as a D* in Criminology and a B in Psychology A2, and completed her Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Department news

Success for Public Services Student Edward

Well done to former Public Services student Edward Trundell, who has successfully applied to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Sandhurst is where all…

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Another Win For Uniformed Services

On Wednesday 3 May, another Uniformed Services team took on the Army Competition at Thorney Island Army Base.  The Itchen students were up against tough…

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Uniformed Services Win Army Competition

On Tuesday 2 May, our Uniformed Services Academy competed in the Army Competition at Thorney Island Army Base.  Our Itchen students are the reigning Hampshire…

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Key personnel

Mark Hughes - Learning Area Manager for Uniformed Services Academy

Mark Hughes

Teacher of Public Services