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Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Public (Uniformed Services)

Level: 3

Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

This course will prepare you for working in the uniformed services through visiting speakers, meeting various public services personnel and experience of expeditions and residential camps. The College has close links with numerous local uniformed services for experience of service routines, and the Armed Forces careers office
for development of teamwork and participation in adventurous activities.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and must include English.

What is covered

You will study subjects such as:
• The influence of UK government, international organisations and the media on the uniformed services
• UK legal systems and uniformed services
• Skills for land–based outdoor and adventurous activities
• Mental and Physical Wellbeing
• ICT in the Uniformed Services
• Values and Standards
• Develop leadership skills
• Equality, diversity and inclusion
• Understanding discipline in the uniformed services

Extended Diploma
• Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
• Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
• Prepare for a career in a chosen uniformed service
• UK legal systems and uniformed services
• Carry out map reading and navigation across open country
• Sports coaching
• Collaboration between uniformed services
• Understand the impact of war and conflict on uniformed services
• Skills for land–based outdoor and adventurous activities
• Mental and physical wellbeing
• Emergency planning and response in the uniformed services
• ICT in the uniformed services
• Values and standards
• Security procedures in the uniformed services

How is the course assessed

Assignments, practical demonstrations and tests.

What can this course be combined with

English, Maths, Work Experience and Employability Skills.

What can this course lead to

You can go on to work in the uniformed services, such as the armed forces, fire
service, police, prison service or further study at a higher level.

Are there any additional costs

You will need warm, waterproof clothing for outdoor activities. There may also be some costs for uniforms and residential visits (approximately £350).

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