National Diploma Public Services (Pre-Uniform Advanced Level Course)
course is primarily designed to prepare students for officer level
entry into the uniformed
services. As with the intermediate level course, the
aim is to give young men and women an insight into life in a uniform
service. Classroom theory is
put into practice in a series of expeditions and
practical exercises which develop a variety of skills. The challenging
nature of the activities on
the course also helps to improve the studentıs confidence
and ability to cope under pressure. Physical fitness is an important
aspect of the course, although not a prerequisite for entry.
are assessed through assignments, observation and practical tests
should normally possess 4 GCSEs (grade Cı or above), an appropriate
Intermediate GNVQ, or equivalent qualification. Applications from
individuals with relevant previous experience, including mature
students, are particularly welcomed.
completion of this course students will be eligible for direct entry to
any of the uniformed services at either commissioned or non-commissioned
ranks. Former students have progressed onto successful careers in the
RAF, Army (including Parachute Regiment), Navy (including Royal
Marines), Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service and HM Customs.
course is subject to validation)