The programme consists of a combination of lectures, practical activities, oral presentations, tutorials, individual research and group work. Speakers from other relevant organisations will also visit classes. As part of the course you will be expected to undertake a range of outdoor activities, including visits to various public services, e.g. Army, RAF, Magistrates Court. You will also take part in expeditions which may involve overnight stays.
In addition to general class work, you will be expected to use a range of textbooks for research purposes, as well as the IT facilities in the Learning Resource Centre. You will also be encouraged to take part in the college sports teams and recreational sporting activities within the structured college programme.
Preparation for a career in the
Crime scene investigation
Developing leadership skills
How will I be assessed?
What equipment will I need?
Where will I study?
What can I do next?
You will require five GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including GCSE English together with a good school report Alternatively, you will have successfully completed NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services plus GCSE English at grade 4
You will be required to complete a favourable interview
A good general level of fitness is desirable
A good standard of general health is necessary. Most chronic conditions (e.g. asthma, epilepsy) would prevent an individual from successfully applying for many of the Public Services. For detailed guidance, please see the recruiting office in your chosen area
On completion of this programme you can apply for a career in any of the public services. This may include; the Police Service, Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue Service, Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Customs and Excise or Prison Service. Alternatively you may be able to progress onto a Level 4 Higher Education course at Barnsley College Higher Education, or other university.