Military and Public Services Academy

We look forward to welcoming you to Bicton College in September. If you have any queries about your course details before you start in September, please do not hesitate to contact one of the team who will be pleased to help you.


Firstly may we take this opportunity to welcome you into the Military Academy at Bicton College. We hope you are feeling excited and ready to take a step in the right direction towards a potential career in the uniformed public services.

I would like to highlight that this year we will be running two channels of study for our learners, You may choose to study either on the ‘Military Preparation Course’ or the ‘Safety, Rescue & Security Course (SRS)’, please click here for further details and units of study.

Hopefully you have all found the funding and accommodation link on the Bicton Website, which includes the bursary, food, accommodation and Bus travel application forms. These need to be completed as soon as possible to ensure you have everything in place for September. In particular accommodation needs to be applied for by the end of July to ensure early securement.

Please remember to like our Military Academy course page on Facebook for regular course updates.


Bicton College is a leading land-based college set within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of Devon. The grounds comprise 200 hectares of open parkland and rolling countryside; a majestic Georgian manor house overlooks the beautiful lake and sits alongside the latest in modern facilities and equipment. Bicton College is located a mere five minutes from the south coast with its selection of beaches, towering cliffs and seaside towns, and twenty minutes from the regional capital of Exeter.

Course Aim

Our courses are designed to give students an overview of the Military and Public Services, progressing young people in Teamwork, Problem Solving, Personal Fitness, Public Service Skills and Career Planning. The course gives each individual student the opportunity to look at the precise service or sector they intend to join, while exploring additional opportunities within Safety, Rescue and Security employment. This unique combination of Military/SRS knowledge, academic achievement and life skills gained during the course will provide all successful students with an excellent stepping stone into either the military, public services, further education or wider employment.

On behalf of my team we look forward to meeting you very soon!

Scott Lawson
Military Academy Team Leader

TCCG Group Colleges

Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BY Telephone: 01395 562300 Email: