You will gain an insight into the various careers within the public services, what they involve and personal qualities required so that you will be able to make a good choice for your next step. We have close links with the Police Force, Fire Service, Military, Prison Service and other public sector organizations and includes visits, guest speakers. You may also have the opportunity to take part in residential trips and development days with the armed forces involving field craft (the skill to move undetected), assault courses, team activities, workshops and talks to give you a good understanding of the role and fitness levels required.
In first year you will study towards the BTEC Level 3 Diploma, broadly the equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. If you successfully complete this qualification, you may be able to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in the second year. The Extended Diploma deepens the specialist work-related focus from the 90-credit Diploma is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.
In past years the course has included:
Visit to the courts, prison and Norfolk Constabulary in Wymondham
Speakers from probation teams, prison service, UK Immigration
Major incident planning with Norfolk Resilience Forum
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and Norfolk Constabulary hosting a variety of activities
During the second year you will take part in an expedition in the Lake District with the Outward Bound Trust which brings together all the skills and qualities you have developed over the two years.