During the one year course, you are required to study a variety of units which are fundamental to your programme of study:
Investigate employment in the uniformed services - This unit will help you prepare for the application process to a military service. You will learn about the different roles involved in the armed forces and how the military operates. You will be given the opportunity to assess your own career goals and refine your interview skills through interactive sessions with military recruitment teams.
Physical fitness for the uniformed services - In this unit you will learn about fitness testing used by a military service and about the required standards of physical fitness both for entry and subsequent service career. You will be given an opportunity to assess your own fitness against specific criteria and to develop and refine a personal programme of fitness training to help you achieve and maintain the levels of fitness necessary for admission to your chosen military service. You will also consider how diet and exercise contribute to your overall fitness levels.
Develop team working and problem solving skills - In this unit you will learn how to plan for team working and problem solving through command tasks based around military scenarios both in and outdoors. You will become familiar with team dynamics and review and feedback techniques.
Health and Safety in the uniformed services - In this unit you will explore health and safety issues in relation to the armed forces. You will become familiar with methods for identifying and reducing hazards and risks. You will also gain knowledge of safe manual handling and the control of hazardous substances.
Health and hygiene in the uniformed services - In this unit you will learn about the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and the risks associated with poor personal hygiene when on armed forces deployment. You will also explore the concepts of infection control and stress management.
Follow uniformed service routine - In this unit you will learn how to demonstrate efficient foot drills to specific words of command and learn how to avoid common problems in drill. You will become familiar with service routines and duties that will be expected of them within the military services.
Exploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services - This unit aims to establish some of the key definitions and concepts associated with equality and diversity. This includes stereotyping, labelling, prejudice and discrimination and the effects these have on individual and their units. You will also consider the role that the military services play in a diverse society.
Carry out map reading and navigation – as a key skill required in the military services you will become familiar with the main aspects of map reading and navigation. You will learn how to read different types of maps and how to apply these readings using practical navigational skills. You will learn how to use compasses, route maps and grid references and how to use these tools to undertake orientation exercises and how to walk on bearings
Undertake adventurous activities - this unit you will learn about different types of adventurous outdoor activities and why the military services use them. You will become familiar with the equipment and skills needed for participation in a wide variety of activities. You will gain an understanding of the environmental concerns related to activities and how to ensure your own personal safety while participating. You will become familiar with the legislation involved in adventurous outdoor activities and will learn the importance of safety procedures while undertaking them.