Military Preparation


Course Title: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Military Preparation
Course Code: OR254

Department: Military Preparation
Course Type: Full time

The two year Level 3 Extended 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 higher education 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 enrolement in the Kingston Maurward College Combined Cadet Force whilst the second year will help develop your leadership qualities 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.



Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Course Content

Year 1 units include:
Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services 10
Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services 10
Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services 10
Government, policies and the public services 10
Land Navigation by Map and Compass 10
Communication and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services 10
Understand the Impact of War, Conict and Terrorism on Public Services 5
Career Planning for the Public Services 5
Security Procedures in the Public Services 10
Custodial Care Services 10

Year 2 units include:
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle 10
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise 10
Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services 15
Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services 15
Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services 10
Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities 10
Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities 10
Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions 10

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.

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 (RAF) airman/woman.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 24-Jun-22 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time 210
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Unit T-shirt and Unit jumper, boots and belt.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Approach shoes. Boots. Cross trainers. General fitness kit. Sleeping bag - the sleeping bag must be suitable for the climate, environment and overnight temperature. Tracksuit.


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