East Coast College students prepare for entry in the Uniformed Services


Students at Eastcoast College studying vocational qualfications in Uniformed Services from NCFE Students at Eastcoast College studying vocational qualfications in Uniformed Services from NCFE  Students at Eastcoast College studying vocational qualfications in Uniformed Services from NCFE  

East Coast College learners are using vocational qualifications from NCFE to help them prepare to enter the Uniformed Services. Using the Level 2 Diploma for Entry in the Uniformed Services from NCFE, the learners are opening up a world of opportunities in careers such as the police, fire service and armed forces.

Pre-employment preparation

This qualification aims to provide informed and prepared potential recruits, enabling learners to prepare to make a recruitment application or provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry qualification of a specific service. It gives learners an insight into the practical qualities they require, not only for Uniformed Services, but for employment in general.

Liz Curtis, Lecturer in Public Services and Sport, at East Coast College said: “Learners benefit from the qualification as they are able to study a range of units at a suitable level and those more able can easily achieve the higher grades. The Level 2 Diploma prepares them for Level 3 or progression into the workplace.

A great working relationship with NCFE

Working with NCFE to deliver this qualification has been great. We have had easy access to support staff, as well as regular updates via emails, newsletters and direct contact. The NCFE and Qualhub websites have improved significantly and we are able to use these with ease.

We would highly recommend NCFE to other centres. We are also moving our Level 3 Diploma from BTEC to NCFE as the qualification is more flexible and there are no exams, which better suits our learners.”

Modesta is prepared for the next steps in her career

Modesta Kateivaite, learner at East Coast College commented: “The most interesting aspects of the Level 2 Diploma for Entry in the Uniformed Services are taking part in physical activities and fitness, outdoor activities as well as map reading and navigation.

The qualification has been extremely useful in helping myself and other learners to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services, other Level 3 qualifications or full time employment in the Uniformed Services or other industries.”

To find out more about the Level 2 Diploma for Entry in the Uniformed Services, visit QualHub.

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