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Uniformed at public services at Andover College

Uniformed Services – NCFE Level 3 Introductory Certificate/ Certificate


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




1 - 2 Years

The Uniformed Services courses will help you gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of public services including the Emergency Services, Armed Forces and other Uniformed Services, for example Prison Service and Coast Guard, studying modules such as prepare for a career in a chosen uniformed service, develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services, develop leadership skills and equality, diversity and inclusion. This course mixes classroom theory with hands-on practical experience.

Five GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 or Level 2 BTEC Diploma or equivalent.


Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 1 – Prepare for a career in a chosen uniformed service
  • Unit 2 – Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
  • Unit 3 – Develop leadership skills
  • Unit 4 – Equality, Diversity and inclusion


Optional Units:

  • Unit 6 – Values and standards
  • Unit 7 – Mental & physical wellbeing
  • Unit 10 – Understand conflict management and personal protection
  • Unit 14 – Understand the impact of war and conflict on uniformed services
  • Unit 19 – Understanding discipline in the uniformed services
  • Unit 23 – Volunteering in the uniformed services


Student Watch programmes with both the Hampshire Police (1st year) & Hampshire Fire and Rescue (2nd year)


Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence


This course, in combination with A Levels in other disciplines, seeks to support you if you are intending to progress on to Higher Education or applying for your chosen public service career.

• Police service
• Fire and Rescue Services
• British Army
• Royal Navy
• Royal Air Force


Trips, Uniform & Gym Membership


You will go on various trips and specialist guest speaker’s whiles on the course. Please see below as an example:

Talks from the following:

  • Police Service
  • Fire Brigade
  • HIOW Air Ambulance


Possible Trips to the following:

  • Hampshire Police HQ
  • Andover Fire station
  • Hampshire Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
  • HM Coastguard

There are always additional trips such as a yearly skiing trip in the Alps and camping trip.


Access to Andover Leisure Centre