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Bradford College

Uniformed Services

Subject Area
Uniformed and Protective Services
Qualification Gained
NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services, NCFE Level 3 Certificate for Entry to the Uniformed Services
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
2 years Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode


Our courses are suited to learners with a genuine interest in a career within the Uniformed Protective Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs & Excise and the Armed Services (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines).

The course is stimulating and varied, as it combines classroom-based study with exciting practical and outdoor activities, alongside numerous experiences with the uniformed services themselves.

  Key Info

Learning is delivered through both theory and practical based sessions. Further learning will be carried out on work experience, from visiting guest speakers and on day visits and residential opportunities with the Uniformed Services. You will also be expected to take responsibility for independent study outside of your timetable, as directed by your tutors, using Moodle, the Virtual Learning Environment platform.

You will develop skills in:

  • Improved Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to Work Independently and in a Team
  • Academic Writing, Research and Presentation Skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Discipline
  • Time Management
  • Personal Presentation / Appearance
  • Instructional and Leadership Skills

Entry to our courses requires a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or C or above, including GCSE English and Maths. You should have a genuine interest in future careers in the Uniformed Services and / or Higher Education studies in related fields. Entry requirements may differ depending upon the level you begin with.

Your progress and work will be internally assessed and as well as an externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.

It is expected you will cover up to 80 hours work experience on the course. This will include specific placement on experiences with a range of uniformed services. Day visits, guest speakers / workshops and residentials with the Uniformed Services are all included within this timeframe and your tutors and our work placement officers will arrange these for you.

Successful completion of our courses can lead to progression to further study as well as employment within the Uniformed Public Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs & Excise and the Armed Services (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines).


Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.