NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

Subject Area: Public Services

Course Overview

The Extended Diploma is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of occupational roles undertaken in the Public Services (uniformed) e.g. Police, Military, Fire Service, Health Service and HM Customs. The study programme consists of a combination of classroom based taught lessons, visiting speakers from Public Services and practical and physical activities.Units include Communication, Planning and Responding to Emergencies, Understanding Discipline, Instructing Physical Activity and the Impact of Media on Public Services.Students will undertake a residential as part of the Outdoor and Adventurous activities unit and will also complete at least 30 hours of voluntary work to complete a Volunteering unit.

The qualification prepares you for employment in the Public Services, develops team skills, leadership skills and a wide range of employability skills relevant for a broad range of sectors in the world of work.

The vocational context of the qualification allows for assessment, written and practical assignments, to be directly linked to realistic work-based scenarios and to form links with local Public Service providers.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: TPP43F2

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language and maths or achieved a Level 2 Public Services at a Merit grade or above including GCSE English Language and maths at grade C (grade 4), interview and suitable reference. If you achieve 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language you can enrol on a one year programme with the opportunity to then progress to the second year.

Course Highlights

This study programme teaches you the skills required for civilian and public service work both in and out of the classroom. Enhance your job prospects by gaining real life experience, taking part in voluntary work. You will learn from a number of speakers and contacts within the public services, who will help teach you the skills that are required for the next generation of leaders in the workplace.

Next Steps

Students who complete this course may progress on to Higher Education.
77% of students completing the course progressed to employment, including within the public services, the remainder progressed to further training.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

For all students aged 19+ please visit our website

Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

£160 for trips and polo shirt.

Nickole Packman

"I absolutely loved the course. We learnt so many different things, it was so varied. The highlight for me was getting to spend a week living the life of a recruit at RAF Honington. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do but completely worth it. I am now thinking about applying to join the army.”