Our Community Fire Cadets scheme is an exciting youth engagement programme offering young people, aged 14 to 18-years-old, the opportunity to work alongside the Brigade and members of the community.
Candidates gain life skills they can use in the work place as well as a nationally recognised qualification.
The scheme benefits young people who:
It is designed to provide positive opportunities to improve self-esteem, community cohesion and reduce undesirable behaviour by enhancing key citizenship skills.
From September we plan to run courses in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Haringey, Bexley, Brent, Croydon, and Redbridge.
Further courses are planned for other London boroughs later in the year.
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.
Places are by referral only via agencies, schools or organisation's who work with young people.
Candidates must live within the boroughs where a course is running or, in some cases, consideration will be given to young people who attend school within the borough where a course is running.
You can give something back to the local community by becoming a Volunteer Youth Engagement Trainer for our Community Fire Cadet scheme.
Volunteers need to:
If you are interested in volunteering please contact our Community Fire Cadets Team.