Why Should You Take This Course?
If you wish to be a member of any of the uniformed services, gain valuable insights into career structures of armed and emergency services, including visiting speakers and professionals to the college, then this is the right course for you.
You will develop practical and academic skills. The course is intended to prepare students for entry into the public services or Higher Education and enhance career prospects within the public sector. This is an eighteen unit course which covers units ranging from leadership to outdoor adventure and crime to major incidents. In addition, you will gain a water sports qualification.
It is advisable to have a strong interest in the services and improving fitness.
How will I be assessed?
There are no exams to pass. You will compile a portfolio of your assessments. There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments such as observations, placement reports, photographic or video evidence, diary entries and group work. Grading is completed as pass, merit or distinction.
Are there any special expenses?
Some activities with armed services are subsidised but there will be additional costs for some activities.
There is a uniform which students will be expected to wear. You will need good, supportive trainers for practical activities every day.
What could I do next?
BTEC Diplomas are valued by employers and Universities. Former students went on to study criminology and police studies at University, whilst others began the selection process for the Marines, Army, Navy and RAF.