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?
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*- C, including English Language or Maths (or Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2)
- Level 2 qualification (strong Merit grade, preference will be given to students with GCSE grade C in English Language and Maths or equivalent)
- A satisfactory references
- Mature students or those with alternative qualifications/experience will be considered on an individual basis
How long is this course?
A full-time two year programme beginning September 2018
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 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 industrywith 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 Subscription fee
- £128 per year Course material fee (uniform services clothing)
- £50 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
How can I find out more?
For more information, email: Martin.Colley@highlands.ac.uk or call 608558
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