Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Unit 13

Unit 13 - Citizenship and Personal Responsibility with the Fire and Rescue Service

Unit abstract

The Fire and Rescue Services serve a diverse community. This unit will give learners the opportunity to discover more about the community their local Fire and Rescue Services serve.

Learners will have the opportunity to meet different representative groups within their community and find out how they influence the community. As citizens the learners will identify their place within their local community. They will consider what their responsibilities are as citizens.

This unit allows learners to develop a good knowledge and understanding of the community where they live. This will be achieved by giving the learners opportunities to meet people from different sections of the local community and by considering how they can be a good citizen. This will culminate in learners demonstrating a broad range of skills, knowledge and understanding about being a good citizen and how their local community is structured.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • Understand an individual’s responsibility within the local community
  • Understand the structure of the local community

1 Understand an individual’s responsibility within the community

Being a citizen: definition of what a community is; opportunities locally for young people; making choices that affect the community

Responsibilities: making positive contributions to the local community e.g. charity work, community service, uniformed organisations, youth groups, clubs and societies; influencing other young people

2 Understand the structure of the local community

Formal structure: local MPs; local council; local area partnerships; elections; how these people influence the local area; how the local community fits within the national structure e.g. country, county, borough, ward

Informal structure: ethnic groups; religious groups; community leaders; religious leaders; youth groups; group culture among young people; meet representatives from different parts of the community; negative and positive influences on the local community

Perception of local community: how young people are seen locally; changing perceptions about young people; how young people see others within their community; changing the perceptions of young people about other people e.g. the elderly, the police etc.

Activities for young people: activities available locally for young people; use of taster sessions; ways young people can influence what happens locally e.g. youth council, youth forum, youth consultations

Grading Grid

In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all of the learning outcomes for the unit. The criteria for a pass grade describe the level of achievement required to pass this unit.

Grading criteria
To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to:
P1Describe how a young person can make a positive contribution to the local community
P2Describe the role of one group that has a positive influence within the local community
P3Review one activity that is available within the local community that is new to the learner

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Essential Resources

Fire Service Manuals/Circulars:

  • Fire Services Youth Training Association-Fire and Rescue Service Manual Youth Training and Development (Stationary Office, 31st August 2004) ISBN10- 0113412932
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