10/09/2014

London Fire Brigade providing opportunities for young people

The London Fire Brigade Community Fire Cadets scheme is an exciting youth engagement program offering young people, aged 14 to 18-years-old, the opportunity to work alongside the Brigade and members of the community.

The scheme benefits young people who:

Would like to explore their leadership potential
Would enjoy being part of a team
Would benefit the community while also having fun
Would benefit from a structured, regulated activity

The course is designed to provide positive opportunities to improve self-esteem, engage with the local community and enhance your key citizenship skills, as mentioned the cadets will also work towards a BETEC qualification which is detailed below.

BTEC in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community

Attendees follow a modular course, lasting six or 12 months, linked to the Edexcel BTEC Fire and Rescue Services in the Community (Level 2).

It is run by firefighters, non-operational staff and community volunteers and is held one evening a week during term-time, with some daytime and weekend sessions during the holidays.

The BTEC offers three qualifications and, depending on the guided learning hours on each course, candidates can achieve an Award, Certificate or Diploma.

If you would like to apply for the course or would like more information, please e mail susan.douglas@london-fire.gov.uk

Hackney Fire Cadets will be starting in September, the cadet unit will be based at Shoreditch Fire Station on a Monday night between the hours of 17:30 and 20:30.

Redbridge Fire Cadets, this will be on a Tuesday night at Ilford Fire Station between 18:00 and 21:00

Candidates gain life skills they can use in the work place as well as a nationally recognized qualification.