Hopwood Hall College students got a taste of what it would be like to train as Royal Marines.
The nine level two and three sport and fitness and uniformed public services students spent five days at the Royal Marines Training Centre, at Lympstone, Devon.
Their leadership and teamwork skills were assessed and they had to complete a cross country course that involved swinging on ropes, running through rivers, and wading through tunnels full of water.
The students also did a three-mile run, press-up, chin-up and bleep tests.
Terry Morley, college director for sports and public services said: “The nine learners were picked because they are all interested in becoming Royal Marines. We were confident they would pass all the tests [at the training centre] and this was justified by the positive comments that have since been made about them by the staff there.”