Level 3 Diploma in Military Preparation

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Military Preparation OR269A01/22/2 Further Education

Course Information

The two year Level 3 Diploma in Military Preparation (smaller than the Extended Diploma) 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 progress to a Foundation Degree 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 Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
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.
    You will have the opportunity to study GCSE Maths or English alongside this qualification
    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

    Year 2
    6 Government and the Protective Services
    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 become: army soldier, merchant navy deck officer, police officer, prison officer, Royal Air Force

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

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