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Programme overview

This exciting and active programme provides the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career with the Police, Fire Service, Armed Forces, Paramedics or Prison Service. There is a strong industry focus, with projects and assignments being based on realistic workplace situations and activities led by vocational experts. You will also have an opportunity to improve your physical fitness, as well undertake volunteering via our excellent employer links.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.

Course Facts

You will study topics such as government policies and the public services, leadership and teamwork, fitness testing, crime and its effects on society, responding to emergency incidents, and exercise, health and lifestyle.


You will be assessed through various methods, including presentations, projects, essays, observations, audio and video interviews, practical performance and reports.


Opportunities such as volunteering, spending a week in one of the armed forces and undertaking a week’s residential as part of the National Citizen Service programme help you identify viable career paths and develop key employability skills. Other enrichment activities have included an army based residential, marines training day and a number of outdoor and adventurous activities.

Next Steps

New applications are no longer being accepted for Lytham Sixth Form College following the decision to close the College in summer 2019.

Applicants who have applied to us for September 2019 entry have been contacted by the Admissions Team about next steps.

Why not make your career dreams a reality at Blackpool and The Fylde College - England’s most successful large college.*

Judged Outstanding by Ofsted, B&FC provides a first-rate education to steer you towards your future career.

Visit the B&FC website to view our range of courses and look out for our College and School Liaison advisers who will talk you through the different options.

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on<
T: 01253 504 343

*based on the Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (April 2018)

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