The course is an extra-curricular activity delivered by volunteers from the emergency services and college, with sessions typically taking place during term time for 2 ½ hours each week.
The 999 Academy programme has a challenging and exciting syllabus that incorporates learning elements from all the emergency services. In addition to theory based classroom sessions, students put some of their theory into practice, culminating in a scenario day at the end of the course incorporating all aspects of what they have learnt.
The trip is generally 2/3 night stay over at an activity centre, the location of which places the students within reach of HQ centres of the emergency services, allowing educational visits to take place.
Between visits, students take part in activities such orienteering, missing person searches, casualty evacuation and basic life support.
Embedded with the programme is a social action programme. 999 Academy students should be coached to perform at least 30 hours of community engagement within the local area, during their time on the course.
Road Traffic Collision Scenario
A practical Road Traffic Collision scenario where students take the part of operational staff and demonstrate skills and abilities to deal with a staged collision between two cars.