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Level 3 Extended Diploma For Entry To Uniformed Services

Equivalent to 3 A-Levels, this course contains a blend of academic skills and opportunities for you to acquire a range of practical and personal skills.

The course is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in the Armed Forces, Fire Service, Prison Service or other Uniformed Service. You will experience a range of exciting units that contain a blend of theoretical and practical learning.

This programme includes fitness sessions to develop the individual’s needs to enable them to pass their services fitness entrance test which includes a mixture of academic and practical studies. An all-weather study programme, you should be prepared to learn in challenging conditions in different learning environments on campus.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1-2 Years

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Units you may study include:

Year 1:

  • Preparing for a career in Uniformed Services
  • 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 2:

  • Skills for land-based outdoor, water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Hierarchy of the services
  • Security procedures
  • Collaboration between Uniformed Services
  • Emergency planning and response in the uniformed services
  • War and conflict
  • Understanding discipline

100% Coursework & Practical Skills

Grade 4 in maths & English at GCSE.

  • University
  • Employment

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.


Apply or enquire about this course

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


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

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).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details