Are there any public service lecturers on here??

#1
Quick back ground, Ten years infantry reached the rank of LSGT last two half years Infantry Training Centre instructor, now working as a Fork Lift Truck instructor
Basically I am thinking of applying for a job as a public service lecturer, I applied for the same job at a different college about two years ago I got to the interview and gave my presentation but did not get the job.
Since then I have completed PTLLS and have nearly completed CTLLS. So I know the sort of thing they are looking for now.
Firstly do I have a chance of getting the job? secondly what is it like as a job??
Many thanks in advance for any sensible answers!
 
#2
Ello,

Not a Public Services lecturer, But did the course as a student a few years back. A good 50% of our lecturers where ex-mil and certainly they where the better half. I can't speak for all colleges, but the one I attended ran a Cadet detachment as part of the course. One day a week was put by for 'Cadet Duties' at the local TA centre. This side of things will be your bread and butter i'm sure.

Our course ran a lot o expedition type weekends, lot's of hill walking, camping etc and also tagged onto the local ACF for their 2 week summer camps.

You should be at an advantage (provided your suitably qualified).

A lot of the course also involved studying the law (PACE act etc) and lower level management studies also. Most of the bods on my course had little or no interested in the military but wanted to be plod instead. Most had changed their mind after two years of studying PACE and spending time with local Police.

Cheers
FF9
 
#3
I did a public services course before joining up 13 years ago. 2 out of the 3 instructors were ex-forces. I had a similar experience to Firefighter9. I'd say out of the 40 ish people on course I think less than 10 of us joined the Armed Forces. There were a fair few completely dillusional gob sh1tes on the course with really poor grades, bad attitude, poor attendance etc but still believed that they would get into the Fire Brigade or Police at 18! Not a chance. A fair few also looked at the course of a way of killing a year before having to work.
I used the course something to fill the time whilst I did a resit and GCSE PE. I was in cadets at the time so I had covered the vast majority of the syllabus. I did get my H & S first aid at work out of it though so that was ok.
 
#5
We had some mandatory and some elective modules we chose to do which were generally an afternoon a week. The mandatory modules were drill and signals which were taught by the local TA unit. I did technical drawing, first aid and automotive mechanics as my choices. I can not remember what the other choices were now.
 
#7
So how did you get on? I'm looking at this now. Don't have the PTLLs qual but have the C&G 7307 which I think equates the same??
 
#8
I taught part time at two colleges, the main thing they looked for was teaching experience not service which was sad, my tip is try and get in part time if you can initially but build up on experience

So how did you get on? I'm looking at this now. Don't have the PTLLs qual but have the C&G 7307 which I think equates the same??
 
#9
I have enough teaching experience, I was an instructor in a specialist course specific to theatre for 6 yrs. Will see what pops up
 
#11
Does anyone actually teach or has anyone taught this course on here? I am also looking to apply for a job teaching this, luckily the job is within an FE college that I currently teach another subject at but I don't know too much about the course content. I can imagine a lot is based around E&D, V&S and all that sort of stuff with a few AT weekends thrown in (to be a bit flippant). I did 11 years regular service and was told by my resettlement consultant that 8 years+ classed me as a SME and therefore there was no specific qual required (apart form the teaching side), is this true? Will being a member of a local TA unit stand me in good stead? Are any mil quals handy?

Thanks for any replies.
 
#12
I'm a Uniformed Public Service Lecturer of 4 years. Although I am one of those that has never served or been in any of the services, I've had to learn a lot before getting the job. Things like drill routines and developing confidence with camping and hiking and all the physical activities the course likes to offer. I'm a bit of an indoor cat.

Any questions then feel free to ask.
 
#15
@Harry Skinters

I teach the units that have a focus on law, policy processes as well as the HE degree pathway for criminology. Public services lends well to progressing into higher education with a focus on criminology. No previous experience in the public services are required for those units.

I like to think of colleges as teaching institutions rather than a retirement home for ex-service personnel.
 
#16
The college I taught at had a Public Services course. The lecturer was not ex-military, though in all other aspects he seemed a very decent chap. Very fit, smart and keen. I offered any help I could, not expecting much and got even less. Apart from asking the very occasional question about the odd TLA or regimental question he wasn't bothered. He got some help from the local recruiting team [drill and the like] but the course seemed less about preparing future forces/emergency service personnel than keeping the scumbags in education and off the dole figures. The downward spiral was Engineering to Plumbing to Motor vehicle to Bricklaying to Public Service to Rural and Agriculture after which the system would finally admit defeat. Interestingly I had several students on other courses who aspired to the military and they to a man and woman said they wouldn't touch the PS course because they knew the people on it. Shame really, about 15 years ago as a Sgt I gave the same course a half hour on where the Army was and what they were doing there [my OC's wife worked there so she/he fixed it up]. It was very well received and I got a nice letter to the CO which did the old CR no harm at all.
 
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#17
Most of our students want to join the police service, of which requires a degree from 2020. The course at my college is designed to progress students onto the HNC/HND and top up to a policing degree. We do, like the post above suggests get some scrotes that are time wasting until they can leave education.
 
#18
Most of our students want to join the police service, of which requires a degree from 2020. The course at my college is designed to progress students onto the HNC/HND and top up to a policing degree. We do, like the post above suggests get some scrotes that are time wasting until they can leave education.
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