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Course Overview

You will:

  • spend most of your college week studying an industry recognised qualification • participate in outdoor activities, practical sport, fitness testing & training, PPD, tutorials, work experience, delivering activities to schools and community groups
  • continue studying English and Maths (either Functional Skills, Pre-GCSE or GCSE) if you did not achieve at least a GCSE grade C

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services provides a progression opportunity for you to identify and develop the skills required to gain a successful career in the Uniformed Public Services

This course will enable students to examine a range of uniformed public services and make informed decisions about their future career. The course combines theory and practical application of knowledge to develop essential leadership and team work skills and improve personal fitness levels to meet the entry requirements of their chosen Public Service.

Level 2
1 year full-time
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Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course is made up of the following units:

  • Investigate employment in the uniformed services
  • Physical fitness for the uniformed services
  • Develop team working and problem solving skills
  • Health & safety in the uniformed services
  • Health & hygiene in the uniformed services
  • Follow uniformed service routine
  • Exploring equality & diversity for the uniformed services
  • Carry out map reading & navigation
  • Undertake adventurous activities

PT kit and walking boots are required, some outdoor clothing is provided. Learners will be expected to wear a ‘uniform’ of polo shirt, walking trousers and waterproof jacket.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSE grades D including English
  • NCFE Introductory Course in Public Services Level 1, and Functional Skills English
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Jordan Pickering

Jordan Pickering

Curriculum Lead in Sports and Public Services

Jordan has been a member of the Sports and Public Services team since April 2010. Prior to this Jordan worked at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club as the Programme Development Manager, providing education to the academy players and for the community programme.

Jordan has 15 years coaching experience and spent a year working on the West Coast of America as a soccer coach for both boys and girls sides over a number of age groups. Over the past sixteen years Jordan has played football for local and regional football teams. The highest standard was Semi Professional for a number of local teams that play in Northern Eastern Counties League.

Jordan has also worked in the health and fitness industry as a Duty Manager at a local leisure centre and a personal trainer and has been qualified for over 12 years. Jordan specialises in Inclusive Fitness.

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Kevin Neary

Kevin Neary

Public Services Lecturer

I have been a lecturer in the FE Sector for 9 years and my experience extends from 24yrs in the Armed Forces, Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) (Pioneer Regiment) as a Senior Military Instructor and Platoon Sergeant /Commander.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Student Comment

While being on the Public Services course I have successfully gained a job working for Go Outdoors, which runs great alongside my student life.

Being on the Public Services course provides opportunities such as a skiing trip to Italy. Having achieved level 2 with good grades, I decided to come back for level 3 in the hope of giving myself a better chance of achieving my desired career as a firefighter, which I hope to do at the end of the course having gained a large enough advantage over all my competition at chasing the career of my dreams. By studying at level 3, I will be able to progress to study level 4 at university if I desire so, opening doors for me to decide my future direction.

Kallum Silcox Public Services

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Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSE grades D including English
  • NCFE Introductory Course in Public Services Level 1, and Functional Skills English
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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