Uniformed Services



This Level 3 Certificate is aimed at students who are serious about pursuing a career in the uniformed public services (UPS). It will provide you with the opportunity to gain a realistic understanding of the features of each service and the expectations they have of serving members.

The course will help to prepare and focus you on what will be expected. Practical sessions will form an important aspect of the course, enabling you to develop skills required to work within this important area. The course will also include a range of day trips, careers talks, visiting speakers, residential and study tours.

Aims of the course

  • Provide an opportunity for candidates with an interest in uniformed service to explore this area of employment in a practical way.

  • Provide informed and prepared potential recruits for a variety of Uniformed Public Services.

  • Develop a candidate’s skills and personal qualities in preparation for all areas of employment.

  • Provide a basis for further study and motivation towards career development.

  • Provide an opportunity for candidates to develop problem-solving skills.

Key Stage 5

In order to pass the course you will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with the units.

Students will study the following

  • 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

  • Unit 07 Mental and physical wellbeing

  • Unit 16 Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities

  • Unit 17 Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities


You will be assessed continuously, through coursework and physical activity.

100% Portfolio.

Examination Boards


Resources to Support Learning

All work that you produce for your assignments will be submitted via Google Classroom and will only be printed once the assignment is marked and you are given an overall grade. You are responsible for printing your work ensuring it is presented very neatly and clearly filed in your personal file/ portfolio. It is your responsibility to look after your work. There are no excuses for lost or missing work, especially computer complaints.

Personal Files and Portfolios:

When setting up your personal file / portfolio it is important that at the beginning of every unit you create a new file section.

Careers Links

The course is recognised and will prepare you for the entry tests to get into the Armed Services as well as other public services. The course will also prepare you for study at higher levels and attracts UCAS points for those wishing to progress on to University.

Subject Staff

Mr N. Brown