Entry to the Uniformed Services

NCFE Level 3 Certificate

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Public Services - ALMP Level 3 Certificate AF-PSRV3S-D(0000)000

Alton Campus

Type of study
A Levels, Full Time, Vocational

Academic Year 2022-23 (2 years)

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Preparing you for a variety of roles in the Public Service Sector, including the Armed Forces, the Blue Light Services, Central Government, Local Government, and the Voluntary Services Sector, this course includes practical work and regular fitness training. You’ll develop team skills, leadership abilities and go out on adventure training trips completing outward-bound activities. You will carry out your own research and complete written reports. Many students go on to study at university including subjects such as International Affairs and Politics, and Criminology. Students have secured direct career employment with the Armed Forces, and other Services.

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for you if you prefer coursework. To study this course, you should have an interest in working with people.

On this course you will study the following units:

  • Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the Uniformed Services
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities

Lesson activities are wide-ranging, from lectures, simulations and research to detailed analysis and feedback. You will be in the fitness suite for one lesson and working on coursework for the next, for example.

100% coursework.

Essential textbooks and a course polo shirt: £60.

Adventurous training activities: £400 (approximately).

You will be expected to provide suitable sportswear for the practical sessions.

This is a really good college, and it is definitely somewhere you can achieve your dreams.

Yolanda Stemp, BTEC student

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student

The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. This college is the best by far.

Amber Searle, BTEC student