Upon completing this course, you could further your education by taking a degree in subjects, such as criminal justice or sport. Many former students have gone on to rewarding careers in fire and rescue services, the armed forces and police. Other career options include customs and excise officer, prison officer and paramedic. The typical starting salary for a police constable in England and Wales is £23,317. The starting salary for a prison officer is £18,720 a year. Privates in the Army earn between £17,945 and £20,521, while new recruits earn around £14,492.