Certificate In Access To Uniformed Services - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
This specialised course is unique in its format compared to other courses in the College and has been designed to help you develop the skills, qualities and attributes necessary to be able to apply for positions within the uniformed or emergency services. It has been carefully tailored to meet the vigorous standards required by these organisations and is supported throughout by service representatives who will be on hand to provide essential information and guidance.
What entry requirements will I need?
At interview stage 1 you must demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria and have the commitment to succeed in this specialised course. At stage 2 you will be assessed by college tutors to determine your fitness level. These will be gym-based fitness tests.
How and where will I study?
Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. Residential visits to Barry Buddon Training Camp and HMS Caledonia Rosyth will be included in your study. There will also be time spent visiting the emergency services.
What will I study on this course?
The course has a strong emphasis on physical fitness, team building and personal development. Students will study first aid, team working and problem solving, literacy, numeracy, IT and map reading. There are two residential courses – one is led by the Army Youth Team and the other by the Royal Marines Visibility Team. A good level of fitness is required to gain access to this programme.
Job and progression routes?
Successful completion may lead to employment in areas such as Scottish Ambulance Service, Paramedics, Scottish Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Police Force, Royal Navy, RAF or Royal Marines.