Sport and Fitness
NPA Uniformed and Emergency Services (Level 4)
This is a course for school pupils only
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
These units will allow you focus your project work on your chosen uniformed service – allowing you to develop your understanding of carrying out that role.
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.
What should I expect?
Much of the course is classroom based however group work and problem-solving activities are used alongside project work. You will regularly take part in practical activities to cover all the requirements of your units. This may involve organisational/vocational activities.
Currently our learners are taking part in physical fitness activities for 25% of their college time.
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