Study Type: School Leaver Vocational
Study Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Studied: Public Services
DCG diploma leaves police officer well prepared for response role
Taking Derby College Group’s Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services has left police officer Connor Blount well prepared for his chosen career.
Connor, aged 22 now works in frontline policing with Derbyshire Constabulary’s response team in Erewash – a role he has always wanted.
He said: “My Derby College course was brilliant. It prepared me so well for the job I’m doing now. I use what I learned on my level 3 diploma every day at work; simple transferable skills like physical prep, being well organised and having the discipline that comes with training for a role with a rank organisation.
“We covered criminology and the law in some depth at Broomfield Hall. I found that being clued up on legislation such as stop and search, gave me a head start at police training school.”
After completing his DCG course with two distinction stars and a distinction, Connor went on to the University of Derby where he gained a first class honours degree in security and offender management.
He added: “I always wanted a job which involved helping people. As a police officer responding to 999 calls I get the chance to do that. My work is challenging but rewarding.
“I’m not sure at this stage which area of policing I’d most like to work in. My main focus is to be a good cop then see where that takes me.
“I’d definitely recommend the two-year full-time diploma I took at Broomfield to anyone wanting to train as a police officer.”
I’d definitely recommend the two-year full-time diploma I took at Broomfield to anyone wanting to train as a police officer.