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Entry to the Emergency Services Diploma Level 1 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

On this course you will undertake a programme that includes physical fitness, careers and skills required in the emergency services, while also gaining the maths, English and interpersonal skills you will need in your second year when you progress on to the Level 2 course.

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about and prepare for life in the public services sector. Thanks to the colleges close links with local public services you will have the opportunity to participate in work based learning such as riot training with the police or joining a local Cadet Force.

This programme will give you an opportunity to develop your skills in your chosen vocational area and also gain improved maths and English qualifications. Employers identify that having good levels of English and maths, and employability skills are essential in order for you to be a successful employee.

Your full programme will include maths, English, tutorial and work related activity as well as you vocational course.

Entry requirements

You will need at least three GCSEs at grade A* - D (including English), or an equivalent qualification

Financial information

The course has many practical activities and students must attend these sessions wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. Students are also expected to attend trips and activities related to the course. Fees involved will be outlined at the beginning of the course

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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