Uniformed Services – Level 3

At the end of this two-year qualification, you'll gain a solid understanding of the skills and demands required for a career in public services, learning about a range of subjects such as leadership, coaching skills, understanding collaboration between services and drill, all of which are essential components for a career in the public sector.

You'll have the opportunity to take part in activities which will enhance your understanding of a career in the industry; for example, opportunities to go on residential visits to develop teamwork and leadership skills and meet a range of guest speakers from the Army, Navy and the Police and participating in recruitment events. We will provide you with an understanding of the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role.

This qualification will provide you with a solid foundation to see you step up and achieve your dream career and allow you to progress to employment or further study and towards the entry qualifications and requirements of a specific uniformed service.

  • What will be studied
    • Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the police service
    • UK legal systems
    • Emergency planning and response in the police service
    • Developing leadership skills
    • Dealing with emergency incidents
    • Understanding mental health
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 5 GCSEs in grades 4 or above including English and Maths
    • A keen interest in working in the public sector
    • Have a strong work ethic
    • Be able to problemsolve
    • Enjoy working as part of a team
    • Be selfmotivated
    • Be practically minded
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 3 NCFE Diploma in Uniformed Services.

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Presentations
    • Taskbased exercises
    • Practical demonstrations
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials and lectures

    This study programme will be taught over 12 hours over three to four days and will be delivered at Kidderminster College Main Campus and a number of sporting facilities within the local area.  

  • How will I be assessed?

    Throughout this course, you will be assessed on each unit via:-

    • Practical assignments
    • Coursework
    • Presentations
    • Class work

    You will be awarded a pass or a fail on successful completion of each unit.

  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    You will be required to complete a work experience placement as part of the volunteering unit of the course, this placement will be over 30 hours and will be related to the uniformed service industry. You will be able to choose this placement yourself so you can get experience in something that you are interested in for a future career.

    There will be a variety of activities including team building at Shrewsbury Prison, visits to military bases to learn about hierarchy and routine in the different services and fundraising for charity.

    There will be a range of guest speakers from relevant uniformed services to give learners an insight into their potential chosen career.

    English and Maths:

    English will be included in learning new terminology and being able to communicate with a range of people.

    Maths will be included in learning calculations for administering medications.


    All Uniformed Services students will need:

    • A college uniform that can be purchased through the college website
  • Exam Board:

    Upon completion of this course, you can go on to study for a university degree, or you can apply to the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship or another apprenticeship of your choice. You can also apply to the Military or Fire service for full time roles.


Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2026 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 2 Years
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