Public services students at New City College's Epping Forest campus were delighted to receive top quality industry approved body armour from one of the world's top manufacturers today.
SafeGuard Clothing, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of body armour used by police, military and security personnel around the world gifted the college one of their bullet resistant vests, which would be worn by frontline uniformed public service personnel.
The bullet resistant vest will be used by teachers and students on the public services courses to help give an authenticity to their training, experience of handling such items and a fuller understanding of its role to the uniformed public service employee.
Students completing the course at the Epping Forest campus will be able to progress onto university or further training leading ultimately to uniformed careers in the police service, military, security industry or other emergency services like fire or ambulance.
Thomas Bowman, communications manager at SafeGuard Clothing said:
We are really pleased to be able to support New City College and donate one of our industry based models to them. We work with all the emergency services and we really wanted to help the students learn and take advantage of best practices.
A spokesperson for the College said:
We are grateful to SafeGuard Clothing for giving us this high quality body armour wear. First-hand experience of handling modern body armour better prepares students on the public services course for a range of exciting careers in the public services.
New City College currently offers two public service courses at both Level 2 and Level 3.
More details can be found on the college's website www.ncclondon.ac.uk