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NCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services - Level 2

Overview

The course is a mix of both classroom-based study and practical work with some activity based units.  This will help you explore the requirements for a career within a public service organisation.

English and maths are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study these at the appropriate level, which will be determined by your previous achievements in these subjects. These qualifications are designed to enhance your employment opportunities and support you to progress.

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Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) including English and maths or Level 1 Functional Skills English and maths.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20181 yr(s)4727A1384FREE£465.00** EApply online

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

Location

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical and task-based work
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Observations
  • Fieldwork tasks

What does the course lead to?

Employment possibilities within a wide range of uniformed and non uniformed public services such as police, fire and rescue service, prison service and the armed forces.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Investigate employment in the uniformed services
  • Physical fitness for the uniformed services
  • Develop team working and problem solving skills
  • Health and safety in the uniformed services
  • Health and hygiene in the uniformed services
  • Follow uniformed service routine
  • Ecploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services
  • Carry out map reading and navigation
  • Undertake adventurous activities.

As part of the programme of study, you will complete a range of units to develop your understanding of the sector and progression into public services. You are also required to carry out volunteering opportunities and work experience.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

Apply online

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