FdSc Rescue & Emergency Management Degree

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years
LEARNING AREA
Military & Protective Services Academy Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

FdSc Rescue & Emergency Management Degree

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 former 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.

Download FdSc Rescue & Emergency Management Programme Specification (2022-23) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/FdSc-Rescue-Emergency-Management-Programme-Specification-2022-23.pdf  

LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years
LEARNING AREA
Military & Protective Services Academy Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

Indicative Module Year 1
Search Management
Patient Assessment
Operational Firefighting
The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Rescue &
Emergency Management
Research Skills & Secondary Analysis
Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2
Research Project
Resource Management
Technical Rescue
Managing Incidents & Emergency Situations
Emergency Planning & Contingency
Management
Managing Patients from Hostile Environments

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Assessment

There are no formal examinations and assessment is through a mix of essays, reports, presentations and practical assessments.

Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management and Interoperability (top-up)

Possible Careers

Paramedic
Firefighter
Coastguard
Humanitarian Relief Agencies
Local Authority or Civil Contingencies
Emergency Planning
Police officer
Military
Voluntary emergency sector
Prison service
Private emergency sector

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Indicative Module Year 1
Search Management
Patient Assessment
Operational Firefighting
The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Rescue &
Emergency Management
Research Skills & Secondary Analysis
Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2
Research Project
Resource Management
Technical Rescue
Managing Incidents & Emergency Situations
Emergency Planning & Contingency
Management
Managing Patients from Hostile Environments

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

There are no formal examinations and assessment is through a mix of essays, reports, presentations and practical assessments.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) – BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management and Interoperability (top-up) Possible Careers Paramedic Firefighter Coastguard Humanitarian Relief Agencies Local Authority or Civil Contingencies Emergency Planning Police officer Military Voluntary emergency sector Prison service Private emergency sector

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type University
  • Level - Level 5
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 18 September 2023
  • UCAS Code - N290
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