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Entry to the Uniformed Services - Level 3 (Full-Time) at Newcastle College

Course description

This qualification aims to provide an opportunity for learners with an interest in the Uniformed Services to gain a detailed understanding into this area of employment.

This course is ideal for anyone who may be interested in a career in the Army, Navy, RAF, Fire Service, Police, Paramedics and Prison Service.

Course content

 This course is for those who are aged 16 - 18 by 31st August 2016 who are actively pursuing a career in the Uniformed Public Services or are progressing from a level 2 programme with a merit or distinction grade.

This course is designed to develop learner’s awareness of the Public Sector and the Skills, Qualities and Attributes required. It is ideally suited for those learners wishing to pursue a hands-on vocational route into the public sector.

Learners that excel academically and those with aspirations to study in Higher Education should consider the BTEC Level 3 Uniformed Public Services qualification.

Entry requirements

 5 GCSE’s Grades A – C including Maths and/or English

A good attitude towards self-development including fitness, working outdoors and meeting deadlines.

A good level of organisational skills is required, together with a strong desire to undertake independent research.


There will be a variety of assessment methods including physical fitness testing, psychometric tests, individual and group presentations, group discussions, portfolio building and simulated role play.

Future opportunities

 Personal tutors will guide you throughout your studies to ensure you can move onto the correct form of study or employment.

Students successfully completing this course may be able to apply for an additional level 3 Uniformed Service Qualification that will give them the UCAS points required to study a variety of Higher Education Programmes.

 On completion of the course learners will be able to apply to join a range of roles within the armed forces and will provide a stepping stone on a longer term goal of joining the Police, Fire Service or Prison Service

Earn While you Learn with Uniformed Public Services. The UPS section at Newcastle College has a formal partnership with the Royal Navy Reserves and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, should learners become a reservist they will be able to undertake training with those military services in college time and receive payment.

Please note to join the RNR you need to be at least 16 and pass their entry requirements to join the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers you must be 18 and pass their entry requirements.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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