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Uniformed Services Intermediate (Level 2)

Uniformed Services Intermediate (Level 2)


Uniformed Services Intermediate (Level 2)

This one year study programme will give you the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed services, and is ideal if you wish to join the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Border Force or Prison Service. The study programme will allow you to participate in a wide variety of activities, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and team building events. You will gain valuable insight from current and former uniformed services employees, as teaching staff have served as members of Armed Forces or Emergency Services. You will also have the opportunity to meet working members of the uniformed services.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need:

Duration: 1 year

  • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 OR equivalent, ideally including English & maths


  • Relevant Level 1 qualification
What qualification will I gain?

Uniformed Services Intermediate (Level 2).

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a variety of methods, including discussions, presentations, practical demonstrations, workbooks and written tasks.

Course content

During the study programme you will learn about the types of careers available within the uniformed services, as well as the application and selection processes. You will learn about the different roles that the services undertake and have an opportunity to perform them. You will also learn about fitness requirements for the uniformed services and be tested against them. There will be opportunities to participate in a range of leadership and teamwork activities, as well as outdoor activities such as shooting, map reading and camp-craft.

Subject units:

  • Service Routine
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Physical preparation
  • Health and Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Navigation

Next steps

Course progression: 

On successful completion of this study programme you could progress on to the Uniformed Public Services Level 3.

Career progression:

On successful completion of this study programme you could apply for relevant job roles in the public services.

Additional information

To take part in this programme you will be required to wear a uniform comprising of a polo shirt and hoodie costing approximately £40. Majority of trips conducted on the course are free, however any trips that require a fee to be paid will be communicated closer to the start of the course.

Though there are physical fitness aspects to this course, participation and commitment is more a requirement then a level of fitness

False nails are not permitted on this course due to risk of harm being caused to individuals with them, when undertaking tasks.

Any questions?

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Course Duration

This course can be completed in one year or two years dependent on your grades. Please apply for the course as normal and you will be placed on the appropriate course during the application/ enrolment process. For any questions, please contact

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Bedford College Uniformed Public Services Level 2
Uniformed Public Services


Before joining this study programme I studied Animal Care at Shuttleworth College. I decided to continue my education on this Uniformed Public Services course because I would like to be a Dog Handler, either in the Army or the Police.

Our tutors all come from different services backgrounds, including the RAF and the Marines, so we learn a lot from their experiences and the stories they tell us. They’re very friendly and you can talk to them about anything you need help with. We also have speakers come in from the Army, RAF and the Police to talk to us about their services and the different job roles available.

I prefer College to school because you have more freedom and can focus on what you are interested in rather than having to study lots of different subjects.

Once I complete Level 2 I would like to move on to the Level 3 programme and then go straight into work before progressing into one of the services.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.