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Emergency Services and Public Sector CAVA Access Diploma

Cornwall College Saltash LEVEL: 3 Military & Protective Services Academy

This diploma is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in the police, fire or ambulance services as well as a wider career in the emergency sector or criminal justice sector.

The delivery will include case studies, primary research, problem solving, academic content legislature and judiciary and elements of forensic study.



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Ideal if:

You are aged 18 or over and wish to progress on to occupations in the 'Blue Light' services e.g. Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance etc.

You’ll need:

Ideally you should have both English and maths at C/4 grades already, although one of these can be taken alongside the diploma if the applicants are strong students.

You’ll learn:

The programme will cover -

Mandatory units:

  • HE study skills
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to critical thinking

Optional units:

  • Introduction to Policing, Fire and Community Safety
  • Human Rights: Community Safety and wellbeing issues
  • Multi-Agency & Partnership Working
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Relevant Aspects of Legislation
  • Decision-making and Problem Solving for Study and Work
  • Roles & Responsibilities of Agencies
  • Research Project on Community Safety


As the College already offers degrees in police studies, the learning resource centres are very well stocked with subject specific books and resources.

The staff who will be delivering this new diploma also deliver the foundation degree courses at Cornwall College, so there will be a seamless progression from Level 3 to Level 4.

You’ll love:

Being taught by highly qualified staff with many years' experience.


Public Services & Military Academy
Public Services & Military Academy



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