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NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

Health, Public Services and Care
Learning Resources Available, UCAS

Level 3
Minimum entry age
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

This qualification is designed for learners who want to go on to higher level studies or into a relevant Uniformed Services role, and is suitable for use within a Study Programme.

UCAS points have been awarded for this qualification in May 2017 as follows: P – 48, M – 96, D – 144, D* - 168

Qualification Specification

This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Summary of Changes

This document summarises the changes in the qualification specification since the previous issue.

Features and Benefits

Learner Overview

This document contains all the information learners need to know if they’re considering taking an Advanced Learner Loan to complete this qualification.

Letter of Support

Letter of Support from Sunderland College

Career Card

This document will help learners discover career and progression options in this qualification.

Unit Mapping Document

Evidence and Grading Tracker

This Evidence and Grading Tracker can help learners to keep track of their work.

Grading Calculator

Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only.

Internal Assessment Sample Task

Using UMS to calculate an overall qualification grade

Mandatory units

  1. Prepare for a Career in a Chosen Uniformed Service (Y/508/4054)
  2. Develop Aspects of Physical Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Services (D/508/4055)
  3. Develop Leadership Skills (H/508/4056)
  4. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (K/508/4057)

Optional units

  1. Uniformed Services Hierarchy and Routine (M/508/4058)
  2. Values and Standards (T/508/4059)
  3. Mental and Physical Wellbeing (K/508/4060)
  4. Carry Out Map Reading and Navigation Across Open Country (M/508/4061)
  5. Telecommunications in the Uniformed Services (A/508/4063)
  6. Understand Conflict Management and Personal Protection (J/508/4065)
  7. The Influence of UK Government, International Organisations and Media on the Uniformed Services (L/508/4066)
  8. Collaboration Between Uniformed Services (Y/508/4068)
  9. Emergency Planning and Response in the Uniformed Services (D/508/4069)
  10. Understand the Impact of War and Conflict on Uniformed Services (R/508/4070)
  11. Sports Coaching (D/508/4122)
  12. Skills for Land-Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (H/508/4123)
  13. Skills for Water-Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (K/508/4124)
  14. Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions (M/508/4125)
  15. Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Services (Y/508/4071)
  16. UK Legal Systems and Uniformed Services (D/508/4072)
  17. Crime Scene Investigation (H/508/4073)
  18. ICT in the Uniformed Services (M/508/4075)
  19. Volunteering in the Uniformed Services (T/508/4076)
  20. Human Resources in the Uniformed Services (A/508/4077)
  21. Security Procedures in the Uniformed Services (F/508/4078)

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