Uniformed Public Services students map out future expeditions.

Uniformed Public Services students map out future expeditions.

Students from the Level 3 Uniformed Public Services course recently undertook a 2-day Duke of Edinburgh Expedition. Students were dropped off at starting points across the County from Thorpness to Ramsholt, were they were expected to navigate by map and compass to their overnight campsite at Valley Farm Wickham Market.

Carry everything they would need to be completely self-sufficient, in teams of 5, they battled the inclement weather, mud and long distance trekking.

"Each of the teams met their finishing points and the 20 conditions set by the D of E. Showing a great deal of personal skills such as, team working, leadership and resilience." - Martin Memory - DofE Manager

The was the first DofE Expedition the College has offered to our students since 2009, the award being piloted by UPS Lectures this year, with an aim to eventually include higher award levels and a wider participation.

Staff at the College undertook a series of courses earlier this year to make themselves fully self-sufficient in assessing this valuable award scheme. We are very proud of our participating students who have shown all of the qualities needed for Uniformed Public Services and the successful completion of this section of the Bronze Award.