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Uniformed and Emergency Services - Level 3 at College of West Anglia

Course description

If you want to pursue a career in the uniformed or emergency services, or have aspirations for higher education studies and potential commissions in the armed forces, this course is for you.Typical units can include:- Leadership- Expedition Skills- Citizenship- the Uniformed Services- Physical Preparation- Human BehaviourThe course may also include lectures from various guest speakers and trips to service establishments, adventure training, mock entry assessment days and sponsored challenges. In the second year, you will have the opportunity to apply to take part in a 4 week foreign exchange with our partners in the Netherlands - this is fully funded.In the second year, typical units can include:- the Uniformed Services- Leadership- Physical Preparation- Expedition Skills- Human Behaviour- Citizenship- Diversity in the Public Services- International Perspectives- Data Interpretation- Understanding the Public Sector, Law & the Legal System- Health and Fitness- Nautical Skills, Signals and Communication- Teamwork in the Public Services- Criminology- Dealing with Accidents- Discipline in the Public Services. Physical training is a mandatory part of the curriculum and is designed to help students increase their levels of fitness in order to ensure they have the ability to successfully participate in 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 (depending on availability) adventure training takes place in Wales and the south of France. Visits to service establishments may include local fire, police, ambulance stations, police firearms, Wymondham Police HQ, Colchester Garrison (Army), Wayland Prison, RAF Marham, RAF Honington, Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, HMS Bristol in Portsmouth and HMS Belfast. Overnight Exercises Exercises involving all students take part periodically at, for example, RAF West Raynham, Thetford Forest, Thorpe Woodland and local areas.Visits abroad on adventure training such as Ardeche in France may also be available.The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a mandatory component of your studies if this has not already been completed.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including English and maths, or a relevant level 2 qualification.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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