NCFE L3 Ext Dip for Entry to the Uniformed Services
What is this course about?
An advanced programme for students wanting a career in any uniformed service. Subjects are designed to provide and develop essential skills and knowledge for public service employment; they include units with a psychological, legal, and fitness background as well as citizenship, teamwork and leadership. Visits, residentials, outdoor pursuits and external speakers are compulsory parts of the course.
4 GCSEs grade A*-C, BTEC First Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or Intermediate qualification. All applicants will require a GCSE in English grade A*-C or equivalent. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.
How is it taught
The course is delivered through a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Students will use the latest IT facilities to investigate aspects of the subject area, promoting research and independent leaning skills, which will be supported and put into use in real life situations both inside and outside of the college environment. An extensive range of employers from the industry area will be involved in the support and delivery of the subject material. Student involvement is encouraged at all times to help your learning and understanding.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.
What else do I need to know?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skills it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges and university as equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Students will also be expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits. In addition, students may need to purchase appropriate equipment for these as well as a course T-shirt.
What could I do next?
The Extended Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by many employers in the Public Service Industry and is therefore likely to result in enhanced employment prospects. Alternatively you could progress to a degree programme.