Uniformed Public Services, Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Sport - Level 2

Introduction to this course

This qualification has been specifically designed to provide an insight into the Uniformed Public Services, such as the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Prison Service. You will take part in practical activities to develop personal and vocational skills relevant to the sector. You will also benefit from visits, guest speakers and a residential to supplement your learning experience. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

You will take part in trips to relevant sites such as fire and police stations. Other destinations include Chepstow Army base, Cobbs Cross, Ham Hill, Avonmouth Docks, RNAS Yeovilton, Weymouth, Exeter and Aldershot.  You will also meet personnel from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Coldstream Guards, Prison Service and Police Service. These visits give you the opportunity to develop skills as varied as map reading, raft building and rope work through to developing strong leadership skills.

How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here

Entry Requirements

You need four GCSEs at grade A* - D including English and maths.

Duration of this Course

One Year

Career Prospects

You may progress on to the Level 3 Uniformed Public Services study programme or apply for a wide range of public sector occupations, including posts in the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Coastguard and Prison Service.

How will I be Assessed?

There is no final written examination as you achieve your qualification though continuous assessment. This involves carrying out assignments, project work, presentations, report writing, class tests and collecting video evidence. All assessments will be graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction. You will also be expected to do independent study at home towards your assessments.

Course content/units

Mandatory Units

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Participate in competitive sport
  • Outdoor and adventurous activity

  • Optional (Specialist) Units

  • Employment in the public sector
  • Employability
  • Carry out map reading and navigation

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    There is an expectation that all learners will wear their kit when representing the college in fixtures (home and away) and when taking part in physical activity sessions (as a participant, official or coach). Second year learners do not need to purchase new kit.