• Sport and Fitness

    NPA Uniformed Services (Skills for Work) (Level 4)

  • Eligible Schools

    East/North/South Ayrshire

    This is a course for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr, Monday and Wednesday, 2.00 - 4.00

    Kilmarnock, Tuesday and Thursday, 2.00 - 4.00

    Kilwinning, Tuesday and Thursday, 2.00 - 4.00

Who is the Course for

The course will be of interest to you if you want to work in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Emergency services. The course will also be great for someone looking for a career that involves physical activity, teamwork, sport, community development and fitness.

What is the Course About

This course is designed to introduce and develop the key skills needed to work with the Army, Merchant Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines and the Ambulance Service, Coastguard, Fire and Rescue and Police. You will develop a high level of physical fitness through various activities, and this is an important part of this course. The course will have a lot of practical activities and will develop physical health, teamwork and community development.

SQA Course Units:
• Uniformed and Emergency Services: An Introduction
• Uniformed and Emergency Services: Health, Safety, Fitness and Wellbeing
• Uniformed and Emergency Services: Engaging with the Community
• Uniformed and Emergency Services: Working in Teams

What do I Need

No formal entry requirements. You will be interviewed and will need to demonstrate a commitment to team working and willingness to engage in physical activity/sport, ability to work in the community, have a real interest in the area and be committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course.

How will I be Assessed

Assessments are a mixture of practical and written work and focus on the ideas and theories learned during class time.

Next Steps

There are a variety of possible progression routes at the end of this course:

• Successful completion of this course will provide a good foundation for those who want to study at SCQF Level 5 in Health, Sport and Fitness or Social Science.
• A career in the uniformed or emergency services.
• Learners may also be considered for progression to full time NQ Uniformed Services Level 6

What do current students say

"This course is 100% perfect; I really love it. I'm going to join the army after I leave school this year and this course has given me a good idea of the skills I'll need there. This course is tough. It's all about discipline, team working and keeping fit but it's my favourite subject this year by a mile."

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