Studied: Level 3 BTEC Public Services, AS levels in Psychology, Law and Photography
Now a Lance Corporal with the Military Police
“The College helped me confirm that I wanted a career in the uniformed forces. I’d been interested in the uniformed services since I was young – I was an air cadet for four or five years, and I liked the way of life and being with your mates. I had a great time on the course, Jon Agyeman was great with me, and I learned a lot from him. I got a real boost to my confidence, particularly thanks to the Sports Leaders Level 2 part of my course.
“We had some brilliant trips, and one which sticks out was a week with the Royal Marines. It gave you a feel for what they did and what their life was like. We also visited the RAF, where I did well, and they wanted me to apply – it all helps your experience. After a year on the course, I decided to have a go for AS levels in Photography, Psychology and Law but before I sat my exams I got a chance with the Military Police. I just had to go for it.”
“I’ve been with the Military Police for a year-and-a-half now. We’re involved in all aspects of law enforcement, covering a huge area from our base at Bulford, near Salisbury, down to Newquay – it’s very rewarding.”
Find out about studying Public Services and A Levels at Derby College.