Military Preparation Prepare for a Life in the Armed Forces Level 3

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Suitable for anyone considering a military career, you will complete timetabled fitness, teamwork, drill and swimming sessions in preparation for the selection fitness tests of the forces. There’s also an option for learners joining the military in March to fast track and complete early.

Course Information

This preparatory programme will get you ready for a career in the armed forces. You will meet with a variety of armed forces and receive guidance on application processes, and will participate in volunteering and social action projects with the local community.

2020 saw the department create a new relationship working with the Royal Marines that gave learners the opportunity to visit the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre Lympstone. All learners now have the opportunity to experience life as a recruit, experience the world renowned ‘sheep dip’, be put through your paces on the bottom field, and have a go at unbearable gym tests. Learners listened to guest speakers from the RAF regiment and British Army, as well as various charities such as The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.


Who is this course for?

Anyone that is looking to join the armed services. Maybe you are a school leaver looking for a Level 3 qualification to prepare you for a faster progression in the services, or are required to resit your English and Maths GCSEs to secure the job role of your choice. Some learners join us following being unsuccessful with previous attempts to join and require some additional support to improve their swimming, fitness or understanding of the roles in the military.

Benefits / Skills

  • Develop fitness training programmes and understand bootcamp sessions
  • Participate in team activities, learning about team structures in the armed forces
  • Prepare for military drills including uniform preparation, presentation, and hygiene
  • Work with the local community through volunteering and social action projects

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 3 including English and maths. Students will need a genuine interest in joining the armed forces. A reference from your previous place of education is desirable.

Career Progression

Progression may include applying your skills and knowledge in the British Armed Forces, alternatively you might want to progress to a further Level 3 qualification or an apprenticeship in an alternative sector.

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£724   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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