Uniformed Public Services Students Experience Army Life

Oswestry, United Kingdom, November 13, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Uniformed Public Services students from Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) recently took part in an Army ‘Look at Life’ Course at Nesscliffe Training Camp, the course was arranged by lecturers Steven Hunter and Paul Shepard and staff from the Shrewsbury Armed Forces Careers Office.

The ‘Look at Life’ Course was two days in length and was wholly residential, a further Army experience visit is scheduled for later on in the academic year to build upon the skills and knowledge gained during this visit. Some students are likely to be afforded the opportunity to spend a week with the Royal Marines on another ‘Look at Life’ Course, this time at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone.

During the week’s visit, the students took part in the selection and training tests, which will provide a realistic benchmark for them to improve upon over the remainder of their courses. To add some realism to the experience, the students slept and ate ‘in the field’ to have a taste of the hardships endured by military staff on operations and stayed in a realistic ‘barrack block’ environment.

They took part in classroom instruction and practical application of map-reading skills and undertook a variety of team-building activities and drill. They also used the electronic firing range, which simulated laser range. Throughout the course they behaved in a manner which is compatible with military discipline and good order, the knowledge and experience gained supports a wide range of the units studied on their courses.

For more information on courses in Uniformed Public Services, please visit www.wnsc.ac.uk or call Admissions on 01691 688080.
Walford & North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039