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Rescue and Emergency Management

Cornwall College

UCAS Code: N290 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

48 UCAs tariff points in an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Emergency and disaster management

Developed in association with the civil resilience and emergency response sector, local authorities, emergency services and the voluntary sector, this programme suits those looking for a career in the emergency services or those looking to develop a career in the rescue and emergency management sector, in the UK and overseas.

This innovative foundation degree is intended to provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the areas of managing emergencies, community engagement, casualty care, planning and technical response to search and rescue incidents and emergency situations.

The programme is well respected within the industry and with hard work and the requisite UCAS points it will serve as an excellent stepping stone on to paramedic science programmes.

The strength of this programme lies in the staff who deliver it. The programme manager has 30 years’ experience as a police officer, specialising in search, rescue and emergency management within a multi-agency environment, and current Chair of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team. Other tutors include a serving fire-fighter, a paramedic and a rescue and climbing instructor. All tutors are experts in their fields and their accumulated experience will provide a considerable resource for you.

The curriculum combines academic research and experiential learning to enable you to develop new skills and knowledge, which you will be able to apply to a wide range of situations. The foundation degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide operational support, improve inter-agency working and continue your higher education study. There are no formal examinations and assessment is through a mix of essays, reports, presentations and practical assessments.

**Possible Progression**
BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management & Interoperability (Level 6 Only)

**Possible Careers**
Paramedic
Firefighter
Coastguard
Humanitarian Relief Agencies
Local Authority or Civil Contingencies
Emergency Planning

**Learner and Pastoral Support**
We pride ourselves on our student focused, friendly and supportive environment. Our dedicated support team are available for regular or ad hoc 1:1 learning or pastoral support needs.

Modules

Current Year 1 Modules - Search Management - Personal & Employability Skills Development - The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Rescue and Emergency Management - Health, Well-being and Fitness in the Emergency Sector - Patient Assessment - Operational Firefighting - Research Skills. Current Year 2 Modules -Technical Rescue - Research Project - Resource Management - Managing Incidents & Emergency Situations - Emergency Planning & Contingency Management - Managing Patients from Hostile Environments

Assessment methods

Assignments, In Class tests, practical assessment, presentation/s and debate/s.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bicton College

Department:

Sports and Public Services

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