Uniformed Public Services students visited Parliament on Wednesday (January 30) to learn about democratic processes.
The group of 29 first-year Level 3 students saw Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, watched a debate in the House of Lords, took part in a workshop and debated crime and punishment.
They spotted politicians including Theresa May, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, backbench MP Boris Johnson, and Baroness Karren Brady CBE.
The students also met Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom and Ewell and Secretary of State for Transport, and asked him questions about public transport in London, as well as Brexit.
“They had the opportunity to see how laws are made and debated, which is invaluable for students who are aiming to become police officers or to work in the justice systems.
“All our students enjoyed seeing parliament and British democracy first hand, and it will inform their opinion ahead of them being able to vote in their first local and general elections.”
The qualifications prepare students for careers in outdoor activities or to apply to join the Armed Forces or to become a firefighter or police officer, while others go to university.