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Uniformed Public Services Extended Certificate Level 2 at Croydon College

Course description

This Uniformed Public Services course is a brilliant option for people who are seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in preparation for a career within the emergency services, police, fire services, military, security work and the navy.

This course covers a range of topics that are relevant to the uniformed services such as citizenship and diversity, crime and the impact on society, sports and recreational science and expedition skills.

You will also benefit from external trips and camps where you develop your map and compass skills, team work skills and leadership skills which are all integral to the uniformed services.

We have excellent links with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other services to enrich your experience of learning about the uniformed services.

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

Course content

During this course you will have the opportunity to get involved with a wide range of external activities including:

  • Camps, trips, visits and scenario days

  • Excellent links with the MoD and other services to give you relevant information and experience

  • Guest speakers coming in to the College to pass on their experience and knowledge of uniformed services

  • Interesting and relevant seminars

You will be taught by industry experienced teachers from a range of uniformed services based backgrounds who will pass on their knowledge to help give you an in depth understanding of what a career in the uniformed services is like.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D-G, one being English or maths, or a Level 1 related qualification.

English and maths assessed at Entry Level 3 or above.


The majority of your work on this course will be assessed through internal coursework, however, you will also be expected to complete a short examination and other externally assessed work.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to progress onto the Level 3 - Uniformed Public Services QCF Diploma to further develop your understanding and knowledge to prepare you for a career in public services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 March 2016
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    • We are:

      • a 2-minute walk from East Croydon rail station;
      • a 10-minute walk from West Croydon rail station and bus terminus;
      • accessible via over 25 bus routes and 3 tram routes
      • accessible by bicycle via the many cycle routes which also lead into Croydon centre.
      • 19 minutes from Gatwick Airport