Military Preparation - Level 1

This short programme runs from September to December, with most learners progressing on to a level 2 qualification in January.

This course will assist and prepare suitable candidates to undertake the application and selection processes for military service.

You will also participate in military studies and practical military activities.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • The application to your chosen service (if you have not already applied)
  • Personal fitness
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills

During the course you will be introduced to the following vocational areas, subject to confirmation:

  • Occupation Studies Level 1 & 2
    • Vehicle mechanics
    • Catering
    • Photography
    • Construction
    • Fitness and sport
  • Outdoor Activity Leadership Level 2

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications for our Level 1 courses.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Military Preparation - Level 2

Career Path

  • Army
  • RAF
  • Navy
  • Royal Marines

What qualification will I gain?

NCFE Diploma in Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 1.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Sixth Form Centre, Hugh Baird College.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:32

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.