Level 3 Extended Diploma in Military Preparation

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Military Preparation OR267A01/22/2 Further Education

Course Information

The two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Military Preparation is designed to give you a range of practical skills and a good understanding of the military and other protective services. 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 enrolment in the Kingston Maurward College Combined Cadet Force whilst the second year will help develop your wider understanding of the Protective Services. 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 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
Course Content
  • Course Content

    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.
    Year 1 Units

    1 Citizenship and Diversity (Pearson-set)
    2 Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
    4 Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
    5 Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
    10 Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed Protective Services
    14 Principles of Managing Security Threats
    19 Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services

    Year 2 Units
    3 Global Affairs, the Media and the Uniformed Protective Services
    6 Government and the Protective Services
    7 Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents
    8 Custodial Care
    11 Expedition Skills
    12 Developing Personal Fitness Programmes
    19 Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services
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 gain roles in: Army, Navy, Royal Air Force (RAF), Emergency Services.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
05-Sep-2022 21-Jun-2024 9.00 a.m. 4.00 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.

Materials Required

Uniform will be required and can be purchased at enrolment
Approach shoes. Boots. Cross trainers. General fitness kit. Tracksuit.
You will have the opportunity to purchase uniform at enrolment. As the course runs through the winter you will need plenty of warm clothes waterproofs and fitness training kit.

What's next?

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