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

Uniformed Services Win Gwent South Wales Competition

Between Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 March, a team of 12 Uniformed Services students travelled to Wales to compete in the Gwent South Wales Army Competition. The…

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Uniformed Services Careers Presentations

On Wednesday 18 January, our Uniformed Services Academy were treated to four careers presentations from the Army, Royal Air Force, Navy and the Police.

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Uniformed Services Host Schools Competition

Itchen Sixth Form College’s Uniformed Services Academy welcomed nine schools into college as part of their annual Schools Competition on Thursday 8 December.

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Key personnel

Mark Hughes - Learning Area Manager for Uniformed Services Academy

Mark Hughes

Teacher of Public Services