Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Uniformed Services - Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

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Course Code: FE0288-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2 Years Qualification: NCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3 Awarding Body: NCFE

Course aims

This exciting course will prepare you for careers in the uniformed services by developing skills such as fitness, teamwork, personal protection and leadership. As well as access to our gym, 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. In 2018, our Broadwater Campus officially opened its Combined Cadet Force Unit (Royal Navy).

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

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. Students have access to our campus gym and are guided through their programme by expert tutors.

Our Broadwater Campus is ideally suited for the Uniformed Services courses, with a large area at the rear of the building perfect for drills and parade practice. The campus has a modern canteen serving hot and cold food and a coffee shop serving Starbucks beverages, snacks and sandwiches. The Learning Resource Centre (Library) and IT suites facilitate your academic research and learning.

Progression and Careers

Further study

After Level 3, you can progress to university level courses or apprenticeships. 

Future careers

• Armed forces

• Emergency services

• Prison service

• Customs service

• Adventure sector

Progression and Careers
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Senior police officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit.
  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers.
  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed.
  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £37,499

AVERAGE £62,478

POTENTIAL £109,493

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Senior officer in fire, ambulance, prison or related services

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with other senior officials and/or government departments to determine staffing, financial and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Prepares reports for insurance companies, the Home Office, Scottish Home and Health Department, and other bodies as necessary.
  • Advises on the recruitment, training and monitoring of staff.
  • Plans, direcst and co-ordinates an operational plan for one or more fire stations, attends fires and other emergencies to minimise danger to property and people, arranges for the salvaging of goods, immediate temporary repairs and security measures for fire damaged premises as necessary.
  • Plans, organises, directs and co-ordinates the activities of ambulance personnel and control room assistants, for the provision of ambulance services for emergency and non-emergency cases.
  • Interviews prisoners on arrival and discharge/departure, receives reports on disciplinary problems and decides on appropriate action, makes periodic checks on internal and external security, and provides care and support to prisoners in custody.
  • Advises on the interpretation of regulations concerning taxes, duties and immigration requirements and enforces these regulations through the monitoring of premises, examining goods entering the country to ensure correct duty is paid and establishing that passengers have the necessary authorisation for crossing national borders.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -0.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £20,553

AVERAGE £38,669

POTENTIAL £71,682

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Senior professional of educational establishments

Typical Tasks:

  • Considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities.
  • Provides administrative support to the academic team.
  • Leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters.
  • Controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation.
  • Acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment.
  • Drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures.
  • Organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required.
  • Arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents.
  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities.
  • Coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £34,554

AVERAGE £63,687

POTENTIAL £97,208

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Probation officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Produces pre-sentence reports to the court about an individual.
  • Enforces court orders and serves the public by providing a wide range of supervision programmes for those in receipt of a community sentence.
  • Draws up probation plans with offenders and helps them follow it, advises them on any work and helps them with any family or social problems.
  • Works with prisoners in giving advice on problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, addressing training needs, finding work and getting accommodation.
  • Keeps accurate and comprehensive records.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,717

AVERAGE £25,292

POTENTIAL £35,646

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
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