Uniformed Services | Level 1

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Course Code: FE0252-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: NCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 1 Awarding Body: NCFE

Why this course?

The Level 1 course enables you to gain valuable skills and work experience to progress onto further study, and move towards the career of your choice. 

Being on a Level 1 course, you will receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you will notice that your self-confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people. Your study programme will also include some supported English and Maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.

  • GB MET was the first FE college to offer the Combined Cadet Force (Royal Navy) cadetship
  • We received the RAF platinum award for providing outstanding cadets
  • Taught by expert tutors
  • Guest speakers from uniformed services

The course content allows you to progress to Level 2 courses including Uniformed Services.

Start dates

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Entry requirements

Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

The Level 1 course enables you to gain valuable skills and work experience to progress onto further study, and move towards the career of your choice.

On successful completion, you can progress to Level 2.

Entry requirements

Course content

This course allows you to gain an introductory qualification and develop your skills to progress to a Level 2 in Uniform Services. You will complete a work placement in your chosen area and the course content will reflect your area of interest. 

All students gain valuable skills and confidence to progress onto further study.

Topics include:
  • Preparing for employment 
  • Team working and problem-solving 
  • Understanding risk
  • A place in the Combined Cadet Force

You will learn 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.

Why the MET?

This course offers high levels of progression to Level 2 qualifications.

Our industry-experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

We have fantastic links with industry. You will benefit from high-quality work placement opportunities in a range of settings, experiencing multiple aspects of your chosen route. 



Further study

After successful completion of Level 1, you can progress to a Uniformed Services Level 2 course or a different programme of your choice.

Alternatively, you may want to seek employment or begin an apprenticeship.

Future careers:

  • Armed forces
  • Emergency services
  • Prison service
  • Border force
  • Civilian support roles within all uniformed services
Further study

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND 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.

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How to apply

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

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