Have you got what it takes to join the uniformed services? Our Military and Protective Services (MaPS) Academy provides the ultimate preparation for a career in the Armed Forces, Emergency and Rescue services, the fire, police, ambulance, UK Border force as well as, Non-uniformed roles, civil service, voluntary or private security sector.
We offer two options for you to start your studies in the military and protective services depending on your GCSE results. On completion our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected with the option to progress to Level 3 on successful completion of your course.
Preparing you for a career in the armed forces is our ultimate
goal. We pride ourselves on our success rates with 80% of
students who pass going straight into the military or protective
services and the remaining 20% continuing their studies.
This course will challenge you, take you out of your comfort zone and put you one step ahead of the rest. More importantly it will offer you the opportunity to find out more about the benefits of a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed services before you commit yourself.
Military Academy students recently spent the day at HMS Raleigh – read about it here.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
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You wish to pursue a career in the uniformed or non-uniformed military and protective services.
Three GCSEs at grade 4 including English or maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit.
You will study a range of core modules including preparing for a career in a chosen uniformed service, developing aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services, developing leadership skills and equality, diversity and inclusion. You will also study specialist subjects depending on which area of the uniformed services you would like to enter as well as outdoor and adventurous expeditions to further challenge you. Take part in numerous field trips to military and protective service establishments and carry out residential military exercises. You will also have the opportunity to undertake first aid training.
Expect to visit local armed forces on a monthly basis, such as HMS Raleigh.
Taking part in our annual field trip to the Houses of Parliament or our three-day survival school and two five-day residential military exercises. Expect to visit local Armed forces monthly such as HMS Raleigh. We also have accommodation on campus at Bicton College and Duchy College Stoke Climsland.
University study such as our FdSc Rescue & Emergency Management, our FdSc Emergency Sector Leadership & Management or our FdSc Police Studies from this you can also move onto our flagship BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management and Interoperability (top up). The selection process for a uniformed service of your choice including the private sector security service.
Lauren Bennatto OPERATIONAL SUPPORT GRADE (OSG) HM PRISON FORD
Lauren studied the Level 3 diploma at Duchy College Stoke Climsland and is now an OSG at HM Prison Ford.
“I loved my time at Duchy College, especially the times we spent out on exercise and our visits to HMS Raleigh, where we carried out parts of the phase one training for the navy, alongside the recruits at the time. Duchy College provided me with so many life skills that I use in my current job and really improved my confidence. It also gave me an insight into many jobs that I had not
considered before, including the job that I do now. In my role as OSG I work mostly in the communications room running the radio net, the gatehouse, correspondence, where I monitor the mail, and in the wing offices answering offenders’ queries.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.