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Uniformed Services Introductory Diploma Level 1

If you have aspirations to be in the Uniformed Public Services such as Police, Fire & Rescue, Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force then this is the course for you. This course will give you a broad introduction to the skills and qualities required for a successful career in any area of UPS. You will have the opportunity to tailor your studies towards your chosen pathway.

The Uniformed Public Services department at BMet pride itself on the range of trips that are on offer to our students including Outdoor Adventurous activities from Cannock Chase to the Isle of Wight, visits to RAF Cosford and RAF Cranwell and abroad trips from New York to Vietnam.

You will be required to complete units from a set of core units;
– Being Organised
– Developing a Personal Progression Plan
– Working with Others
– Researching a Topic
– Finding Out about Public Services
– Taking Part in Fitness Testing
– Carrying out Security Searches
– Responding to an Incident
– Planning and Navigating a Route
– Assisting Members of the Public
– Contributing to your Community
– Taking Part in Sport and Adventurous Activities

Course Info

Level 1 - Introductory
Subject Area
Uniformed Services
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You must achieve Entry 3 in an English Initial Assessment or have the equivalent qualification. You also need to demonstrate during interview a strong interest in the theory behind Uniformed Public Services and be willing to take part in practical activities. You will also be required to participate in a variety of lessons surrounding fitness, organisation, teamwork, leadership and contributing positively to your community.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework that will involve presentations, posters, reports, practical observations, training plans and written tasks.


Completion of this course will enable you to progress on to a Level 2 course including the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Uniformed Public Services. You may also have the opportunity to explore other pathways such as sport.

Career Opportunities

  • Police Officers
  • Military Personnel
  • RAF Personnel
  • Emergency Services Personnel