NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services | Furness College
NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

Course Content

Course Aims

The qualification aims to provide learners with:

• An understanding of the uniformed public services sector.
• The opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the uniformed services.
• The opportunity to investigate volunteering roles and the transferable workplace skills volunteering can provide.
• The ability to prepare for a recruitment interview.
• An understanding of the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role.
• An understanding of the importance of health and hygiene for those in uniformed service roles.
• The opportunity to understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services e.g. teamwork, communication, problem solving, navigation and drill.

How long is the course?

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services is one academic year in duration and is equivalent to four GCSE passes at grade 4.

How will I learn?

The course will involve a strong practical element with supporting classroom based sessions to raise awareness of the theoretical underpinning. Through a wide variety of individual and group tasks you will develop a range of key employability skills and personal attributes. There will also be regular opportunities to gain experience working with different Uniformed Public Services through visits, workshops and guest speakers.

What subjects will I study?

• Unit 01 Investigate employment in the uniformed services
• Unit 02 Physical fitness for the uniformed services
• Unit 03 Develop team working and problem solving skills
• Unit 04 Health and Safety in the uniformed services
• Unit 05 Health and hygiene in the uniformed services
• Unit 06 Follow uniformed service routine
• Unit 07 Exploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services
• Unit 10 Participate in competitive sports
• Unit 12 Explore volunteering and volunteering opportunities

How will I be assessed?

Each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.
The main pieces of evidence to build the portfolio could include:
• Practical Fitness and Sports Participation
• Diary/logbook
• Assignments/projects/reports
• Professional discussions/presentations
• Oral and written questioning
• Learner and peer reports
• Volunteering/participation with the Uniformed Services

Are there any additional costs?

Due to the practical nature of the course and strong link to the Uniformed Services, students are required to purchase a uniform for mandatory elements from the college shop. This consists of a Polo, T-shirt and ¾ Zip Top in addition to black tracksuit/bottoms or leggings and suitable trainers.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Learners require at least four GCSEs at grades 2-3 or equivalent e.g. a Level 1 qualification.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
E: Sports Tutors
Sarah Chapman
Glyn Chapman
T: 01229 844773


What opportunities will this lead to?

The course is aimed at preparing potential recruits for gaining entry directly into the uniformed public services or to further study required to meet entry requirements. Successful achievement of this qualification at a Merit grade or above can enable progression to study of the uniformed public services at level 3.

• Army
• Progression route to further study for Police careers and apprenticeships
• Progression route to further study for the Fire Service and apprenticeships
The objective of this qualification is to provide informed and prepared potential recruits. It will enable learners to prepare to make a recruitment application or provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry requirements of a specific service.

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Student Profile
Elliot Viceroy

“Before starting this course, I didn’t know which service to join – the Army, Police, Fire or Paramedic. Studying Public Services has helped me to choose and my career goal is now to be in the Army as a dog handler. Studying this course has given me more information on what my chosen career involves and how to keep my eyes on that job role. The course is really interesting with lots of different activities and talks from people in the Army and Marines who come into college to tell us more about what they do. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Furness College.”

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