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NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

This course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the principles of the uniformed public services sector and will allow them to explore the various avenues of work within it.

why choose this course?

This qualification aims to provide learners with an understanding of the uniformed public services sector, the opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the uniformed services. We will prepare the learners for a variety of recruitment interviews. Learners will understand the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role. How external organisations impact on and influence the work of the uniformed services. An awareness of how uniformed services organisations respond in emergency situations will also be assessed. Learners will have the opportunity to understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services e.g. leadership skills, coaching skills, conflict management, personal protection, teamwork, communication, navigation, drill.

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Start date: 08/09/2022

Course code
Level 3
Truro College
2 years
Extended Diploma
Awarding Body

top course highlights

high-quality facilities

wide range of public service

Regular visits with links to services

Coursework based qualification

what will i learn?

Year 1

· Preparation for a career in a chosen uniformed service

· Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services

· Develop leadership skills

· Understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in the uniformed services

· Hierarchy and routine in the uniformed services

· Values and standards in the uniformed services

· Mental and physical wellbeing

· Carry out map reading and navigation across open country

· Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities

Year 2

· Telecommunications in the uniformed services

· Understand conflict management and personal protection

· Emergency planning and response in the uniformed services

· Understand the impact of war and conflict on the uniformed services

· Sports coaching

· Outdoor and adventurous expeditions

· Skills for Water-based outdoor and adventurous activities

· Collaboration between uniformed services

· ICT in the uniformed services

where will it take me?

This course will help students to apply for careers in the: armed services, justice services, emergency Services, local or national government and other security services

Progression opportunities as a result of studying this course include Higher Education and Higher Apprenticeships.

assessment arrangements

Over the two years of the programme, you will complete compulsory assignments for all units. The format of the assignments will vary across the units but may include: presentations, practical assessments and written reports.

entry requirements

You will attend an interview with the course coordinator, your performance and attitude will be considered as well as your commitment to pursuing a career in a chosen public service. You are also expected to achieve at least 4 level 4 grades in any GCSE’s including Maths and/or English.

information & support

Working within the student services area, the student support team will see you on a one-to-one basis and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal and emotional issues. A professional team of staff work together with your personal tutor to support you so that you can successfully complete your course and recognise pathways to progression after leaving college.

Contact for more details; Louise at Louisec@truro-penwith.ac.uk

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