At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English or Maths. It is advisable to have a strong interest in the services and improving fitness.
Why Should You Take This Course?
If you wish to be a member of any of the uniformed services and gain valuable insights into career structures of armed and emergency services, including visiting speakers and professionals to the College, then this is the right course for you.
You will develop practical and academic skills. The course is intended to prepare students for entry into the public services or Higher Education and enhance career prospects within the public sector. This is an 18-unit course which covers units ranging from leadership, global affairs, outdoor adventure, and major incidents.
How will I be assessed?
There are exams to pass in government policies and behaviour and discipline. In addition, you will compile a portfolio of your assessments. There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments such as observations, placement reports, photographic or video evidence, diary entries, and group work. Grading is completed as Pass, Merit or, Distinction.
Are there any special expenses?
Some activities with armed services are subsidised but there will be additional costs for some activities.
There is a uniform that students will be expected to wear.
You will need good, supportive trainers for practical activities every day. You will also need football boots for the 3G pitch.
What could I do next?
Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and universities. Former students have gone on to study criminology and police studies at university, whilst others began the selection process for the Marines, Army, Navy, and RAF.
Equivalent to 3 A levels
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.