Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This qualification aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the uniformed services in areas such as leadership skills, physical fitness and equality, diversity and inclusion, which can be applied to current or future employment in a variety of roles. The content has been developed with employers, subject experts and tutors to ensure that it’s relevant to the real world and meets the need of employers.

You should have four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests. The course is 100% course work.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

This course is suitable for those that wish to pursue a career in the Uniformed Public Services. The qualification is particularly appropriate if you have an interest in progressing to a career in the uniformed services, but also aids progression into an apprenticeship or into higher level studies.

You’ll complete 4 mandatory units then choose 14 optional units to complete, depending on your personal interest or career aspirations.

Mandatory modules:
- Prepare for a career in a chosen uniformed service
- Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
- Develop leadership skills
- Equality, diversity and inclusion


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