NCFE Level 1 Diploma in Uniformed Services

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Enforce your career as a police officer, firefighter, soldier, or prison officer. With this course, you will complete fitness training, team building activities, tutorials, and voluntary opportunities. You’ll visit the uniformed services at their headquarters to gain industry insight. You’ll also experience adventure activities such as bouldering and kayaking.

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Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Units / Modules

  • Investigate Employment Opportunities in the Uniformed Services
  • Well-Being and Physical fitness for the Uniformed Services
  • Team Working Skills in the Uniformed Services
  • Developing Self-Discipline for the Uniformed Services
  • Health and Safety in the Uniformed Services
  • Participate in adventurous activities
  • Explore volunteering and volunteering opportunities

Benefits / Skills

  • Increase your fitness levels by taking part in training and physical activities
  • Develop self discipline required for uniformed service careers.
  • Enhance your communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills.
  • Progress into the public services industry through volunteering
  • Trips & Opportunities

    During 2019/2020 the public service students had a wide range of 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. We had visits from prison officers to speak about their roles. We had students that visited Royal Marine Commando Training Centre in Lymptone and 6 learners also had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz with the Holocuast Educational Trust.

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    Entry Requirements

    Two GCSEs at grade 2 including English and maths.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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

    Prison Officer

    As a prison officer, you will direct, coordinate, and participate in guarding inmates and maintaining discipline in prisons and other detention centres.

    You will need to be supportive and compassionate as well as focused on rehabilitation. You will need to pay attention to detail and be able to motivate prisoners to better themselves.

    Your work will vary depending on the type of prison you’re working in and its level of security. Higher grade prison officers have extra responsibilities such as supervising other officers.

    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
    • Police Officer
    • Firefighter

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    Course Details

    Duration

    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date

    13/09/2021

    Course Code

    73135-01

    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts

    History

    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Labour Market

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

    Public Services

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