Entry Level to Uniformed Services Level 1

Full Time

About the course

This qualification aims to provide informed and prepared potential recruits. It will enable learners to prepare to make a recruitment application or provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry qualification of a specific service. It provides learners with an insight into the practical qualities they require, not only for uniformed services, but also for employment in general.

You will involve yourself in the following activities: Day trips; Practical projects; Listen to speakers from Public Services; Write reports

This course consists of 7 units:

Unit 1: Investigate employment opportunities in the uniformed services
Unit 2: Well-being and physical fitness for the uniformed services
Unit 3: Team working skills in the uniformed services
Unit 4: Developing self-discipline for the uniformed services
Unit 5: Health and safety in the uniformed services
Unit 6: Participate in an adventurous activity
Unit 7: Explore volunteering and volunteering opportunities.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements, but an interest in Public Services is important.

Where next?

The course provides a route into the Public Services, either directly (for the Armed Services) or by moving on to a BTEC L2 Extended Certificate. You can progress to the BTEC L2 Extended certificate by passing the course.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk.

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