Military Preparation Prepare for a life in the armed forces

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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.

Trips & Opportunities

During 2018 and 2019 public service students had more than 3,000 opportunities to engage with the public services including working with West Yorkshire Police in public order training and police dog handling. Students experienced emergency planning exercises with Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority, and West Yorkshire Ambulance Service. They also visited prisons in Leeds and Preston, had guest presentations from prison officers, and completed Royal Marine and British Army assault courses.

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Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 2 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 a level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

Our public services pathway may lead to a range of careers, these could include:

Police Officer

As a police officer, you will uphold law and order through the detection, prevention, and investigation of criminal activity.

Your role will encompass tasks such as working alongside communities, conducting patrol duties, interviewing suspects, and diffusing volatile situations. You may choose to specialise in a specific area such as drugs, child protection, fraud, or traffic.

You will need to have strong communication skills including empathy, tact, and diplomacy. In addition, you will be good at solving problems and able to work well within a team.

Other careers could include:

  • Border Force Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Soldier
  • Ambulance Technician
  • Call Handler
  • Police Special Constable
  • Royal Marine Commando
  • Paramedic
  • Scene of Crime Officer
  • Probation Officer

Course Details


24 weeks

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


This course is suitable for anyone considering a military career.

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In 2019 there were 10,269 jobs in Public Services in Leeds (Emsi).

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