Haverhill Community Sixth Form

Uniformed Services Vocational

This qualification is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the principles of the uniformed services sector.

At HC6, students who choose to study this course will navigate and explore the various avenues of work within it preparing them for an extensive array of opportunities within the world of work, apprenticeships, and university courses.

Learners will gain transferable skills such as effective teamwork, leadership skills and how to communicate with confidence, these can be applied to the workplace or further study. Uniformed Services lessons are taught within one of our many ICT suites, and outside also.

This is an active and engaging course which pushes learners outside of their comfort zones in order to gain first hand practical experiences of the services that they study within the classroom.

Course details

Qualification: Level 3

Unit Titles: Prepare for a career in a chosen service, develop aspects of physical fitness for entry, develop leadership skills, equality, diversity and inclusion, sports coaching outdoor and adventurous expeditions. 

Key skills required: Research skills, teamwork, effective communicator, leadership qualities. 

Entry Requirements: Four Grade 4’s or above at GCSE level including either English or Maths 

Career prospects:

  • Army/Navy/RAF 
  • Paramedic 
  • Police Officer 
  • Nursing 
  • Social Worker 
  • Fire Officer 
  • Prison Officer 
  • Royal Marine 

Complementary subjects: PE, Sport, Health and Social Care, Applied Science, Information Technology. 

Staff details

Name: Miss Tharby

Degree Subject: BA Hons in Physical Education with QTS

University studied at: Chichester University

“I loved the fact that there is no exam to the Uniformed Services course – you are assessed in a variety of different ways such as practical’s, PowerPoint presentations and essays.

I would definitely recommend this course and HC6 to new students.”

Becky Downs
A-level grade achieved: Distinction*
Studied at Cambridge Regional College