Uniformed Public Services - Level 3

Introduction to this course

This study programme gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to help you identify and prepare for a career in the Uniformed Services, such as Army, Royal Navy, RAF, Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Prison Service. Topics that will be covered on the study programme will include citizenship, diversity, leadership, teamwork, government, policy and fitness training.

You will also be able to improve your fitness level through additional sport and activities, such as engaging in the college academy sports and enrichment programmes.

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 at least five GCSEs at grade A* - C, including English and maths.

Duration of this Course

One Year

Career Prospects

On successful completion of this study programme, you can progress to our Advanced Apprenticeship or a relevant Higher Education programme, such as the HND in Public Services available at the Yeovil College University Centre. Alternatively, you can apply for a wide range of public sector occupations, including posts in the Armed Forces, Emergency Forces, Coastguard and Prison Service.

How will I be Assessed?

Assessment is through a wide range of activities, including aural exams, coursework, e-assessments, oral exams, demonstrations/assignments, practical exams and task-based controlled assessments.

Expenses for this course

Kit, including a polo shirt, hooded top and gym membership – Approximately £80. You need blue trousers or smart tracksuit trousers. Recommended course textbook - £20. Trips and residentials - Approximately £120.

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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.