Entry to the Uniformed Services - Level 1


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
1

Course Details

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

This programme of study is focused on preparing you to enter various branches of the UK armed forces.

During this programme individuals will study three individual qualifications:

  • Level 1 Occupational Studies (studies from September to December)
  • Level 2 Uniformed Services (studied from January to April)
  • Level 3 in Introduction to Uniformed Services (studied from April to June)

Each of these individual courses supports the various aspects of the recruitment process for military personnel and focuses on ensuring that you improve both physically and mentally in order to be successful at the recruitment process. The expectation of this course is that you have a minimum level of fitness and no medical issues which would prevent you from joining the armed services.

All Public Services students are offered the opportunity to study an additional Level 2 award qualification called Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events. This qualification enables you to steward at various sports and entertainment events and venues.

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

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
Level 1 Entry to the Uniformed Services
4 months
  • Military Preparation - Level 2
  • Army
  • RAF
  • Navy
  • Royal Marines

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.