Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Rescue and Emergency Management

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Course summary

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.

Course details

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 method

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


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
N290
Institution code:
C78
Campus name:
Bicton College
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected] or call 01579 372358


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8600 Year 1
EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
International £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs to include study trips, and essential kit will be confirmed.
Rescue and Emergency Management at Cornwall College - UCAS