NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry into the Uniformed Services (top up)

This is a 1 year course that is equivalent to 2 A Levels and covers all aspects of the Public Services Industry. This course allows for progression into public service careers, apprenticeships and higher education.
  • Overview

    This course is designed to give you an all-round experience of the public services sector. You will expand on your prior knowledge by developing your expertise in amongst other things, Discipline, Values and Standards, Emergency Planning, Volunteering and Crime Scene Investigations.

    As part of this course there are volunteering opportunities with the Police and Army, as well as the potential to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award. This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant, specialist courses.

  • Entry Requirements

    English and Maths at grade 4 or above, three other GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Satisfactory attendance record and adherence to deadlines. Prior completion of the Level 3 Certificate for Entry into the Uniformed Services is required.

    A good level of fitness.

  • Assesment Types

    Assessment will be a blend of practical and classroom activities. All assessments are internal though assignments and practical observations, there are no exams.
  • Units/Modules

    • You will develop an understanding of the uniformed public services sector and the influence of the work of the uniformed services
    • You will ascertain an understanding of the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role and develop these throughout the course
    • You will undertake recruitment interviews and selection processes to prepare for a career in the uniformed services

    Modules and Units will include:

    • Values and standards
    • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
    • Volunteering in the uniformed services
    • Emergency planning and response in the uniformed services
    • Understanding discipline in the uniformed services
    • Crime scene investigation
  • Benefits/Skills

    • The opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze or Silver)The opportunity to participate in various adventurous activities including rock climbing, caving and abseiling.
    • The opportunity to meet current serving public service workers and observe them in their work environment
    • Develop your leadership and teamwork skills
    • Develop your understanding of discipline and standards in the public services
    • Participate in regular fitness activities and tests to prepare for public service entry tests
    • Develop your self-confidence and resilience
  • Careers/Progression

    This course is recognised by, and will prepare you for entry into the Armed Forces as well as the Prison, Fire, Ambulance, Police and other uniformed services.

    It offers progression opportunities to the Foundation Degree in Policing here at Keighley College, subject to your attendance and adherence to deadlines on your previous course.

    It also supports progression to a range of other higher education courses and apprenticeship opportunities in the public services.

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