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Do you want a career in the Uniform Public Services, including the Army, Navy, Marines, RAF, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, NHS or Prsion Service?
Our Level 3 Uniform Public Service course is designed to give you the skills knowledge and behaviours towards a career in the services.
In your first year, you'll study the following units:
In your second year, you'll focus on:
On this course there are no exams, all of the units are coursework based and internally assessed by the college. You'll be assessed through either written work or practical application.
You will have the opportunity to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each unit. At the end of the year you will be awarded an overall grade based on the number of each grade you have achieved.
We use the virtual learning environment Google Classroom to ensure you have complete access to all resources and assignment information to support you throughout your studies. You will receive training on this in your induction week.
One of the biggest strengths is that you'll be taught by ex-Army and Police Officers who'll give you a valuable insight into their real life experiences. We also work closely with the armed forces with residentials, guest speakers and leadership activities.
“What is great about Gateshead College is that you come wanting to join one type of UPS but if you change your mind the staff are on hand to give you expert advice regarding other areas.”
Everyone will undertake a 30-hour work placement or work readiness activities as part of our employment edge promise.
For most learners this will involve a week residential at an Army base or links with the Charity Veterans at Ease.
You'll study at our Academy for Sport, where our facilities are among the best in the country and include:
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the
most out of your time at college.
have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our
specialist teams can help with:
You can choose to progress onto university to further your skills and knowledge, step into work or move onto an Apprenticeship.
One of the biggest employment areas in our region, the services offer a
variety of job roles and
progression from entry level through to senior positions.
A career in public services is exciting, fast-paced and interesting. Salaries start from around £15,000 and can rise to over £50,000 in senior positions.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and preferably maths.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
For one to one advice, contact our friendly team who will assess your individual circumstances and give you the right information. You can contact them on 0191 490 2246, [email protected] or via Live Chat. Or pop along to one of our Enrolment Events.