This study programme is specifically designed to support students who will need to complete GCSE resits in both English and Maths. Emphasis is placed on skills development at this level and so a supportive programme of maths and English is compulsory within the course and will make up the bulk hours of study during the year.
Students on this course are expected to engage in supporting a range of community and regional events. This will mean that weekends will often be part of the academic timetable in order to fulfil work experience placements.
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.
Maths and English will be assessed through course work, controlled assessment and final exam.
You are expected to purchase a uniform to wear at College and for practical sessions. Kit costs vary depending on the items purchased and the cost is non-refundable once the order has been placed. You are also asked to contribute towards the end-of-year celebration event and our extensive roster of trips and guest speakers. Total costs are approximately £100.
Your College kit and ID card should be worn at all times when on site.
There may be additional events during the year to which you may be expected to contribute.
Financial assistance is available, depending on your circumstances.
Luke Mahon has not looked back since meeting Marines as part of his Public Services course. He knew immediately where his ambitions lay – and applied to join the Royal Marines as soon as he completed his studies.
He is now a Lance Corporal, working as a platoon weapons machine gunner in a Fire Support Group – a role which demands supreme physical fitness and a need to think on his feet.
Being with the Marines takes him all over the world. He has been deployed in five African countries as well as Afghanistan, Albania, Canada, France and Germany.
I was drawn to Derby College because the staff there treat you like an adult and trust you to make your own decisions. My time at College definitely made me grow up and take responsibility for my actions.
It was the College that influenced my career choice and where I gained the qualifications I needed to enter service life. Marines are deployed wherever and whenever they are needed. I’ve been to places I would never have seen had it not been for my job.