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L3 for Entry to Uniformed Services

Worth three A Levels, this is the perfect course for you if you’re interested in pursuing a higher career in one of the uniformed services or planning to study uniformed services at degree level. You’ll broaden your knowledge of employment in the uniformed services and the many opportunities available, this will include career planning within the industry as well. This course carries up to 168 UCAS points. You need to be prepared to undergo intense physical training in preparation for a career in uniformed services.

Key Information

  • Course Level

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Units you may study include:
Year one:
Preparing for a career in a chosen uniformed service
Developing aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
Developing leadership skills
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Carrying out map reading and navigation across open country
Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
Telecommunications in the uniformed services
Mental and physical wellbeing
Conflict management
Year two:
Skills for land-based outdoor, water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
Volunteering in the uniformed services
Crime scene investigation
Hierarchy of the services
Understanding discipline in the uniformed services
Security procedures in the uniformed services
Collaboration between uniformed services
Emergency planning and response in the uniformed services
Employability skills

100% Assessment – Coursework

Ideally at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or A*-C including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.

After completing your course you could progress on to study uniformed services or a related field at university. Alternatively, you could go straight into employment including an apprenticeship. Studying unformed services could lead to a career in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army, Royal Air Force, Fire Service, Police and Prison Service plus many other opportunities.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


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Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

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Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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