Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Uniformed Services | NCFE Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0288-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: NCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3 Awarding Body: NCFE

Why this course?

This exciting course will prepare you for careers in the uniformed services by developing skills such as fitness, teamwork, personal protection and leadership. Students will join our Combined Cadet Force (Royal Navy), an exciting adventure activity-focused programme. You will be issued with a uniform and will take part in regular parades.

The course will also introduce you to conflict management, personal protection and crime scene investigation. Students will have the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities and adventurous expeditions in the Sussex countryside and further afield.

This Level 3 qualification can be studied over 2 years, you will achieve the Diploma in the first year and the Extended Diploma in the second year.

In 2018, our Broadwater Campus officially opened its Combined Cadet Force (Royal Navy) and signed the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate the College's support for the armed forces community. Students therefore enjoy an unrivalled environment in which to prepare for a career in the uniformed services.

The MET is the first FE college to offer CCF (Royal Navy) cadetship and Fire & Rescue cadetship, and holds the RAF platinum award for providing outstanding candidates.

Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

You can start at Level 3 if you have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you don't have these grades then you can start at Level 2 or Level 1, depending on your GCSEs. We have options for you, so make sure you contact us if you are unsure which level to apply for.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Physical fitness
  • Leadership skills
  • Conflict management
  • Personal protection
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Outdoor/adventurous expeditions

Why this course at the MET?

  • The first FE college to offer CCF (Royal Navy) cadetship
  • The first FE college to offer Fire & Rescue cadetship
  • RAF platinum award for providing outstanding candidates
  • Fitness embedded throughout the course
  • Campus gym
  • Guest speakers from uniformed services

Progression and Careers

Further study:

After the Level 3 Diploma you can progress to the second year and study the Extended Diploma. After successful completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma you can progress to a university-level course, seek employment or start an apprenticeship. 

Future careers:

  • Armed forces
  • Emergency services
  • Prison service
  • Customs service
  • Adventure sector
Progression and Careers
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