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Uniformed Services

Professionals in the uniformed services industry play a crucial role in maintaining public safety, security, and order. Individuals in this field serve in various capacities, such as police officers, firefighters, and military personnel. Police officers uphold law and order, investigate crimes, and protect communities. Firefighters respond to emergencies, extinguishing fires and providing rescue services.

Military personnel, including soldiers, sailors, and airmen, safeguard national security, often undertaking duties that range from peacekeeping to combat operations. Our courses in uniformed services build your commitment to public service, physical fitness, and the ability to handle challenging and high-pressure situations.

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What can I do with a qualification in Uniformed Services?

Daily tasks:

  • Plans, directs and administers aid to civilian authorities as requested or when faced with civil disorder, natural disaster or other emergency.
  • Supervises the operation of military units and monitors the activities of junior officers, NCOs and other ranks.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates military training and manoeuvres.
  • Advises and provides information on military aspects of defence policy.

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  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.
  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed.
  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit.
  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

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Daily tasks:

  • Revenue and customs, excise and immigration officers advise on the interpretation of regulations concerning taxes, duties and immigration requirements and enforce these regulations through monitoring of premises, examining goods entering the country to ensure correct duty is paid and establishing that passengers have the necessary authorisation for crossing national borders.
  • Prison officers interview prisoners on arrival and discharge/departure, receive reports on disciplinary problems and decide on appropriate action, make periodic checks on internal and external security, and provide care and support to prisoners in custody.
  • Ambulance officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities of ambulance personnel and control room assistants, for the provision of ambulance services for emergency and non-emergency cases.
  • Fire officers plan, direct and co-ordinate an operational plan for one or more fire stations, attend fires and other emergencies to minimise danger to property and people, arrange for the salvaging of goods, immediate temporary repairs and security measures for fire damaged premises as necessary.
  • Advises on the recruitment, training and monitoring of staff.
  • Prepares reports for insurance companies, the Home Office, Scottish Home and Health Department, and other bodies as necessary.
  • Liaises with other senior officials and/or government departments to determine staffing, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

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Daily tasks:

  • Leads and trains new recruits and lower ranks, looks after their discipline and welfare.
  • Patrols areas of possible military activity.
  • Undertakes specialist activities such as operating communications equipment, driving military vehicles.
  • Trains and exercises using various military equipment and tactics.
  • Stands watch and guards military establishments and other buildings.
  • Engages in peacekeeping operations and enforces ceasefire agreements.
  • Takes part in military operations in situations of conflict and provides aid if required in emergency situations such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents.
  • Monitors, operates, services and repairs military equipment.
  • Receives and responds to commands from senior officers.

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Daily tasks:

  • Gives evidence in court cases.
  • Works on station reception desk and or in communications room.
  • Prepares briefs or reports for senior officers.
  • Attends accidents.
  • Interviews suspects, takes statements from witnesses and stops, searches and/or arrests suspects.
  • Investigates complaints, crimes, accidents, any suspicious activities or other incidents.
  • Directs and controls traffic or crowds at demonstrations and large public events.
  • Receives instructions from senior officers and patrols an assigned area on foot, horseback, motorcycle, motor car or boat to check security and enforce regulations.

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£44,161 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Reports on prisoners.
  • Trains and supervises prison staff.
  • Provides care and support to prisoners in custody including prevention of self harm.
  • Runs prisoner rehabilitation and support programmes.
  • Escorts prisoners transferred from one institution to another.
  • Investigates disturbances or any other unusual occurrences.
  • Guards entrances and perimeter walls.
  • Watches for any infringements of regulations and searches prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs and other contraband items.
  • Escorts prisoners to and from cells and supervises them during meals, recreation and visiting periods.

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What can I do with a qualification in Uniformed Services?