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Introduction to Military Preparation NFCE Diploma Level 1 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

This short programme runs from September to December, with most learners progressing on to a level 2 qualification in January.

This course will assist and prepare suitable candidates to undertake the application and selection processes for military service.

You will also participate in military studies and practical military activities.

Course content

  • The application to your chosen service (if you have not already applied)
  • Math and English, if you have not already achieved a level 2 in numeracy and literacy or a GCSE grade C in Math and English language
  • Personal fitness
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills

During the course you will be introduced to the following vocational areas, subject to confirmation:

  • Occupation Studies Level 1 & 2
    • Vehicle mechanics
    • Catering
    • Photography
    • Construction
    • Fitness and sport
  • Outdoor Activity Leadership Level 2

Entry requirements

  • Medically fit
  • Eligible to join the Armed Services
  • Have applied or will apply to join the Armed services within the first week of the course start date

Financial information

16 - 18 Years: Free

Future opportunities

  • Army
  • RAF
  • Navy
  • Royal Marines

Further information

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hugh Baird College directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300