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Uniformed and Public Services - Level 2 (Diploma) at College of West Anglia

Course description

If you are considering a career in the uniformed or emergency services, or have aspirations to work towards higher education studies and potential commissions in the armed services, this course is for you.Units include:- Career planning - Public service employment - Public service skills- Public service fitness - Land navigation - Crime and it's effects Physical Training is a mandatory part of the course and is designed to help students increase their levels of fitness in order to ensure they have the ability to successfully pass a Uniformed Services fitness test. This will include running, circuit training and fitness training in a weights room.There will also be many opportunities to participate in team activities. Other opportunities include visiting service speakers, visits to service establishments and inter-group competitions. A week's adventure training is held each year in places such as Wales. Students are encouraged to attend. Visits to Service Establishments Local Fire, Police, Ambulance Stations, Police Firearms, Wymondham Police HQ, Colchester Garrison (Army), Wayland Prison, RAF Marham, Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, HMS Bristol, Portsmouth and Belfast. Exercises involving all students take part periodically at, for example, RAF West Raynham, Thetford Forest, Thorpe Woodland and local areas.The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a mandatory component of your studies if this has not already been completed.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 or more GCSEs at grade 3 or higher, plus one grade 4 in an academic subject, or a relevant level 1 qualification, with good attendance and progress reviews.You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.


Assessment is based on continuous appraisal of performance in the various components. Course work execution, group work contribution and fulfilment of practical assignments. How do I learn - through a combination of theory and practical work - e.g. leadership, teamwork skills and drills

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2018
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