Public Services students from West Cheshire College recently attended a Leadership Programme organised by the Royal Marines.
The one-day intensive Leadership Programme was organised at the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus and gave the students an insight into life as a Royal Marine.
Kate Knight, 16, from Chester, who is studying BTEC Public Services Level 2, attended the programme and says: “I am in my first year of College so to be exposed to employers such as the Royal Marines was really exciting and a great opportunity.
“So far I am really enjoying the course; it is really hands on and College life is also great. There is a nice balance of work and fun and everyone is really friendly. It is a fantastic atmosphere to be around.”
As part of the day, students were taken through their paces with various Marine-style exercises, plus they had the opportunity to discuss the training and were also shown a presentation.
Kate adds: “I am so grateful for opportunities like this which are available via the College. Even though I am only in my first year of College, when I finish I would like to carry on my education and go onto become a Police Officer. I am pushed every day to achieve my full potential which means I really believe in myself.”
Gareth Edwards, Course Tutor of Public Services, says: “The Leadership Programme led by the Royal Marines was a fantastic experience for our students and an example of some of the great employers we work with here at the College. It was great to see all of the students get stuck in and be really pushed to achieve their best.”
For more information about studying Public Services at West Cheshire College, call the college hotline on 01244 656555 or visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk.