Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Military Preparation

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Military Preparation OR266A01/23/1 Further Education

Course Information

This one year intense Level 3 Foundation 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 into the military services after one year of studying and will give you a clear insight into military life and the necessary skills required to pass all the Tri Service selection processes. 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.

This one year of study will be focussed on military knowledge and will include enrolment in the Kingston Maurward College Combined Cadet Force. 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 training.


  • Level 3 Foundation 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.
    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
    14 Principles of managing security threats

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 service, Royal Air Force

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2023 23-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.

What's next?

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