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Level 1 Certificate/Diploma in Entry to the Uniformed Services

This course is a great introduction to the uniformed services. Alongside building your fitness in our sports facilities, you will investigate employment opportunities in the industry.

You will also develop your self-discipline and team working skills, in addition to participating in outdoor adventure activities and competitive sports.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Investigating employment opportunities in the uniformed services
  • Wellbeing and physical fitness
  • Team working skills
  • Developing self discipline
  • Participating in outdoor adventure activities
  • Health, safety and emergency care
  • Participating in competitive sports

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of presentations, practical observations, simulations, written work, poster design and discussions, gaining pass, merit or distinction.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have two or more GCSEs at grade 2 or above, in English and/or maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the level 2 Diploma in Entry to the Uniformed Services, to enhance your skills and knowledge or apply to enter the uniformed services of your choice.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Why study Public and Uniformed Services with us?

Employer Links

Strong employer links with uniformed and non-uniformed services.

Leading Recruiter

We are a leading Northwest recruiter for the Royal Air Force (Platinum Partnership Award).

Support and Preparation

Support and preparation for your next stage interview and fitness tests.

Guest Speakers

Special guest speakers such as the Royal Marines, Fire Service and Police Officers.

Develop Your Skills

Develop your teamworking, navigation and communications skills.

Improve Your Fitness

Build your strength, endurance and fitness levels in our gym, exercise studio and sports hall.