NCFE Certificate for Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3


The Level 3 Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Services is a one year course and consists of 4 Mandatory units plus 2 optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits to attain the sub diploma. To attain the full diploma with a further 60 credits in the second year you need to study a further 6 units.

Mandatory units: 10 credits each

  • Unit 01 Prepare for a career in a chosen uniformed service
  • Unit 02 Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
  • Unit 03 Develop leadership skills
  • Unit 04 Equality, diversity and inclusion

Optional units: 10 credits each

  • Unit 05 Uniformed services hierarchy and routine
  • Unit 06 Values and standards
  • Unit 07 Mental and physical wellbeing
  • Unit 08 Carry out map reading and navigation across open country
  • Unit 09 Telecommunications in the uniformed services
  • Unit 10 Understand conflict management and personal protection
  • Unit 11 The influence of UK government, international organisations and the media on the uniformed services
  • Unit 12 Collaboration between uniformed services
  • Unit 13 Emergency planning and response in the uniformed services
  • Unit 14 Understand the impact of war and conflict on uniformed services
  • Unit 15 Sports coaching
  • Unit 16 Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Unit 17 Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Unit 18 Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Unit 19 Understanding discipline in the uniformed services
  • Unit 20 UK legal systems and uniformed services
  • Unit 21 Crime scene investigation
  • Unit 22 ICT in the uniformed services
  • Unit 23 Volunteering in the uniformed services
  • Unit 24 Human resources in the uniformed services
  • Unit 25 Security procedures in the uniformed services

We know that having good qualifications alone doesn’t always make you stand out.

That’s why we’re all about going the extra mile with you.

Studying with us means practical, hands-on workshops, group sessions, expert guest speakers, visits to local employers, wellbeing drop-ins, chill out time … the list goes on. 

As part of the course, you will also take part in an external work placement to help you develop your confidence and skills to stand out from the crowd. 

Level 2 Diploma in Public Services or 4 GCSEs grade 4/c or above

Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence, which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes.

The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Public Services is aimed at individuals who may be considering a career within or associated with the Public Services industry. It may also be used as an entry requirement to apply for university (80-280 UCAS points depending on grade achieved).

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