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Uniformed Services - Level 1 at College of West Anglia

Course description

If you are interested in working in any of the Uniformed Services, e.g. ambulance, fire, police, armed services, this course will provide a solid start to your career.All students will take physical training, a mandatory part of the course, to help increase fitness levels to ensure they can pass a Uniformed Services fitness test.This will include:

  • Running
  • Circuit training
  • Fitness training in a weights room
There will also be many opportunities to participate in team activities.Other opportunities include:
  • Inter-group competitions
  • Police Riot Training
  • Visiting Service speakers
  • Visits to Service establishments
All students will be given the opportunity to spend time away for the Forces looking at various trades within them. A weeks adventure training is held each year in places such as Wales. Students are encouraged to attend.Visits to Service Establishments include:
  • 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
Overnight exercises involving all students take part periodically at places including:
  • RAF West Raynham
  • Thetford Forest
  • Thorpe Woodland and local areas

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 3 or more GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or higher
  • Entry Level qualifications
You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.


To qualify for the qualification you will need to complete a portfolio of evidence for all unit work, which is assessed regularly. You need to complete assignments and grades are awarded for each unit at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Financial information

Please see the college website for fee details

Further information

For further information, please visit the college website

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: 19 October 2018
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