You will study a variety of units throughout the year including:
Investigate employment in the uniformed services
This unit will help you prepare for application to the uniformed services. You will learn about the different roles involved in uniformed services and how the uniformed services operate. You will be given the opportunity to assess you own career goals and refine your interview skills
Physical fitness for the uniformed services
Within this unit you will learn about fitness testing used by a uniformed service and about the required standards of physical fitness. 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 uniformed service. You will also consider how diet and exercise contribute to overall fitness.
Develop team working and problem solving skills
You will learn how to plan for team working and will become familiar with team dynamics and review and feedback techniques.
Health and Safety in the uniformed services
In this unit issues related to health and safety will be explored. 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
This unit will examine the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and the risks associated with poor personal hygiene. You will also explore the concepts of infection control and stress management.
Follow uniformed service routine
You will learn how to demonstrate efficient foot drills to specific commands 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 uniformed 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. Learners will also consider the role that the uniformed services play in a diverse society.
Carry out map reading and navigation
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
In this unit you will learn about different types of adventurous outdoor activities. You will become familiar with the equipment and skills needed for participation in activities. You will gain an understanding of the environmental concerns related to each activity and will learn 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 such activities.