What career opportunities can this lead to?
The uniformed public services are essential services required by the country to protect the public. Careers in the public services are very popular and therefore the job market is very competitive. Recent changes have opened up increased opportunities for part-time employment within the armed forces due to the increase of Reservists. Police Officer roles are often selected from internal staff and therefore entry can require prior experience such as that of a Special Constable or PCSO. Fire & Rescue Service jobs are more readily available through the part time retained duty system or full time within larger cities.
Potential progression opportunities on completion of this course could be: emergency services Call Handler, Special Constable, PCSO and Community First Responder, entry to the armed forces or Military Preparation College. Entry to full-time front line roles will require the successful completion of services selection processes which include tests such as: physical, medical, academic and evidence of work related competencies which require personal experience of working with others and dealing with a variety of situations.
This course carry's UCAS points equivalent to 2 A Levels over a 1 year period. Therefore school leaver students are advised to take top ups in their second year in such subjects such as Criminology, Psychology and Forensics all of which are offered at Eastleigh College.
Previous students who progressed onto university studied subjects such as: Criminology, Business Management, Fire & Rescue, Policing Studies & Sociology.