If you have a keen interest in joining the Uniformed Public Services, this programme develops your knowledge and skills in this area, while also providing you with qualifications such as Safeguarding and First Aid.
In both practical and theoretical settings, you will study advanced concepts in government, leadership, physical preparation, expedition skills and citizenship before moving on to study security, law, crime and fitness in subsequent years. This is the first year in a suite of Level 3 qualifications.
You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You will be assessed through practical demonstrations, logbooks and performance records, written reports and essays, presentations, workbooks, discussions and vivas.
Your attendance will be monitored with the expectation of maintaining over 95% attendance throughout the course.
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.
You could then consider progressing to the Level 4 Foundation Degree in Criminology (Offender Management).
*In this instance the student will remain anonymous because of the confidential nature of their career.
A former Derby College public services student is joining the National Crime Agency to help bring to justice child sex offenders and terrorists. He opted to take BTECs at the college rather than A levels because they were tailor-made for what he needed. He enjoyed the courses but admits he could have worked harder.
Then, starting a foundation degree, there was a crisis in the family. The keen student developed his knowledge and went on to gain further qualifications.
Now, after a stringent vetting process involving both himself and his family, he is awaiting a start date with the agency. He will work as a G6 officer in child sexual exploitation and anti-terrorism “alongside officers to make sure everything is ready for interviews.” “Derby College helped me massively, 100 per cent,” he said.
I had to mature quickly. I thought about dropping out, but my lecturers helped me so much, they gave me leeway. They’d ask me after a lecture how I was, personally, and gave me a little extra help.
I’d recommend the college to anybody interested in the field.