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L3 NCFE DIPLOMA FOR ENTRY TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES
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L3 NCFE DIPLOMA FOR ENTRY TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

NCFE L3 DIPLOMA FOR ENTRY TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES
Start Date 
14/09/2021
End Date 
31/07/2022
Attendance 
Full Time
Target audience 

This course targets those students who wish to prepare for a career in one of the UK's public services, both uniformed or non-uniformed. Typically students may progress to Higher Education and/or careers in the armed services, emergency services or people centred roles such as youth work, social work and the criminal justice system.

Entry requirements 

Four GCSEs at grade 9 to 4 or an equivalent qualification in a related subject area, including GCSE English/Maths at Grade 4.

Course content 

This broad and diverse course includes the social sciences, Law, introduction to communication and management, Sport and Gym fitness and practical activities. Specific subjects include Government Policy, Law, Security Procedures, Crime and its Effects on Society and Responding to Emergency Service Incidents.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor and physical activities in units such as Leadership and Teamwork, Instructing Physical Activity and Land Based Adventurous activities. Students will also undertake the relevant GCSE Maths and English as well as have the opportunity to participate in numerous additional qualifications designed to enhance employability such as Event Stewarding.

Teaching & Learning 

This programme aims to combine theoretical and practical skills, bringing together the various elements of the topics mentioned that are used within a public services environment. Students will be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning methods including classroom-based and practical sessions. Although this is an academic based vocational course there are weekly opportunities to participate in practical sessions throughout the two year programme.

Assessment criteria 

A variety of assessment methods are used including assignments, exams (GCSE) and practical exercises.

Progression 

On completion of the two year Diploma students will have the equivalent of 3 A Levels and the opportunity to progress to Higher Education or officer entry to the uniformed services. In recent years students have gone on to study a wide range of degree qualifications such as the foundation degree in Public Service, Policing studies, Business Management, Criminology, Sociology, Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation.

Other information 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in numerous enrichment activities such as overnight residential and day visits to various uniformed service organisations. Students will be required to purchase items of sports kit and stationery as part of the course. This programme can be combined with A Levels.

Successful students also have an opportunity to work at Newcastle and Sunderland football stadium, to gain work experience working alongside police officers.

Courses

Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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