Level 3 Extended Diploma in Military Preparation

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Outdoor Adventure, Sport and Public Services OR254A01/20/2 Further Education

Course Information

TThe two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Military Preparation is designed to give you skills and understanding of what is required to join the military. This course would suit someone who is looking to enter higher education as part of their progress into the military services and offers the required UCAS points for officer level entry. This course is a combination of academic, practical and vocational studies and all students will take part in a variety of activities such as team building, military skills, fitness training and outdoor adventure.

The first year of study will be focussed on military knowledge and will include enrolement in the Kingston Maurward College Combined Cadet Force whilst the second year will help develop your leadership qualities You will experience hands on delivery by participating in military camps and receiving training from different regiments within the military services, and through fitness training and personal development this course will give you the necessary skills to complete the first stages of the armed forces recruitment and training.

As well as gaining a clear insight into military life and the necessary skills to pass all the Tri Service selection processes, you will be studying a Level 3 BTEC Public Services qualification which will give the academic skills to progress into higher education.


  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Military Preparation
Course Content
  • Year 1 units include:
    Physical Preparation
    Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
    Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services
    Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
    Government, policies and the public services
    Land Navigation by Map and Compass
    Communication and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services
    Understand the Impact of War, Conict and Terrorism on Public Services
    Career Planning for the Public Services
    Security Procedures in the Public Services
    Custodial Care Services

    Year 2 units include:
    Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
    Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
    Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
    Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
    Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services
    Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
    Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
    Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions

    All students will have the opportunity to join the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (DofE) and can participate in Football and Rugby at various levels with the chance of joining the British Colleges Leagues college team.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 or A*-C, including English, maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including English and maths grades 9-4 or A*- C. You will need a high level of enthusiasm for a career in the Armed Forces, enjoy outdoor adventure pursuits.
Next Steps
  • Entry to the Armed Forces, Foundation Degree in Public Services, Advanced Apprenticeships in related subjects
Career Opportunities
  • Further training to become: army soldier, merchant navy deck officer, police officer, prison officer, Royal Air Force (RAF) airman/woman.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2020 24-Jun-2022 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
Unit T-shirt and Unit jumper, boots and belt.

Materials Required

Approach shoes. Boots. Cross trainers. General fitness kit. Sleeping bag - the sleeping bag must be suitable for the climate, environment and overnight temperature.Tracksuit.

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