This course is an introduction to the uniformed and emergency services: the Army, Merchant Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Ambulance Service, Coastguard, Fire and Rescue, and Police. It looks into the different roles and responsibilities of those working in the various services.
Uniformed and Emergency Services offer good opportunities for those who enjoy:
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Uniformed and Security Services
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.
The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study:
You will learn about:
Where will I take the course?
You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
For health and safety reasons, work placements in this sector not usually available. However, your school or college may be able to arrange visits to real workplace settings. You may also be able to hear about the sector from visiting speakers.
Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: