Certificate in Uniformed Services

Course Content

This course covers aspects including: Physical Fitness (boot camp, water-based fitness, circuits, resistance & CV training), Adventure Activities (Mountain Biking, Hill Walking etc.) Fitness Testing, Leadership, Teamwork and also Communications, Numeracy and ICT. In addition, learners will develop their vocational knowledge and employability skills through the on-going input of industry partners in the civilian and military services, which provides a unique insight to the real-life experiences of those working in the uniformed services. Throughout the course learners will be supported through the application process by a variety of uniformed and emergency services.

Entry Requirements

At interview within a 1-1 or small group setting, applicants are required to explain their experience, interests, knowledge and skills relevant to their chosen career in the uniformed/emergency services. They must demonstrate ability, understanding and a clear commitment to succeed. All applicants’ fitness levels will be assessed by gym-based fitness tests.

Method of Assessment

Assessments are integrated throughout with no formal exam at the end.

Future Prospects

Supports application to a range of services: Ambulance Service, Prison Service, Fire & Rescue Service, Police, Royal Navy, RAF, Army or Royal Marines. Progression to a relevant Sports & Fitness course may also be applicable.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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