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Training for London 2012

06 October 2014

Bracknell & Wokingham College seized the opportunity to host a Bridging The Gap (BtG) security course* course open to all and offering the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of London 2012. Bracknell & Wokingham College chose to host this event to give local young people the opportunity to be part of the London 2012 experience. During October half term the participants trained in the college’s Sports Hall, learning conflict management, self-defence and the theory behind customer service.

All BtG students are guaranteed an interview to apply for work at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games whilst they work towards a professional security industry qualification.

 

James Price, lead trainer on the course said:

“This week has gone really well, these young people have been motivated and willing to learn; it has been great watching them progress. From this course they can take many pathways including security, public services and spectator events. Although they will need continuous development, this is a great start for them. Some of the key aspects they have learnt include conflict management and communications. Both of these skills will help them in any career they want to pursue – it has been a pleasure teaching a group of this calibre.”

Charis Griffith who is on the Uniformed Public Services Course at Bracknell & Wokingham College said:

“I had heard about the course previously from friends; so when College offered the opportunity to apply, I jumped at the chance. The things that I have learnt this week have really helped with understanding of my public services course”

Emily Bartlett, an A Level student at Sandhurst school said:

“I wanted to take part in Bridging The Gap as it opens more doors for me to be a part of sports events and festivals, the chance to work at the Olympics was a bonus! I found that a lot of the theory we have learnt this week has also helped the awareness my own safety when I am out and about in nightclubs and at other public events.”

Alex Westerman who is Studying A Levels at Reading College said:

“I wanted to take part in this course as it gives me the chance to be part of London 2012. I like the practical element of the course as I can apply it to other events.”

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