NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

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NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

Who is this course for?

This course is for students considering entering into the Police, Prison or Fire Service, Army or Royal Navy and will give an in-depth understanding of the principles of the Uniformed Services sector. It will provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry qualification of a specific service. Learners will come away with an insight into the practical qualities the industry requires, not only for uniformed services, but also for employment in general.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or higher, one of these must be either Maths or English Language.


How long is this course?

A full-time two year programme beginning September 2018, ending June 2020.


What will I study on this course?

There are eighteen units to be completed. Four units are mandatory which cover the core aspects of the Uniformed Public Services sector: 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.  Another 14 optional units will provide knowledge of how Uniformed Services respond to emergency situations, recruitment preparation, develop coaching and leadership skills, conflict management, personal protection, teamwork, communication, drill and navigation.


What Qualification will I gain?

The NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Uniformed Services.



Will I go out on work experience?

Yes – work experience and volunteering opportunities are available but there will be limitations of front line work in Uniform Sector due restrictions at this age.


What does this course lead on to?

  • Employment in the uniform services.
  • Employment in Sport, Fitness industry with additional optional qualifications YMCA Fitness Award & Level 1 Coaching (additional costs may apply).
  • Progression to Higher Education.


How much will it cost?

  • £36 per year        Registration fee.
  • £131 per year      Course material fee (uniform services clothing).
  • £50                     Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608752 or email:


There is also the option to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. In addition to undertaking overseas expeditions.