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Armed Forces Preparation

Course Code: FPSF

Level: 2
Subject area: Public Services
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

Do you want to prepare yourself for your application and selection process for the Armed Forces?

The objective of this qualification is to provide informed and prepared potential recruits for the Armed Forces. It will enable learners to prepare to make a recruitment application or provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry qualification of a specific service.

What you'll learn

This course covers the following units:

  • investigate employment in the uniformed services
  • physical fitness for the uniformed services
  • develop team working and problem solving skills
  • health and Safety in the uniformed services
  • health and hygiene in the uniformed services
  • follow uniformed service routine
  • exploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services 


  • carry out map reading and navigation
  • undertake adventurous activities
  • participate in competitive sports.
Entry requirements

To be successful on this course you will need to have gained four GCSEs at grades 2 or 3 (including English and maths) or have a relevant level 1 qualification.


There are no written exams on this course. All work will be assessed through various in house assessment methods.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you could go onto to study the level 3 Armed Forces Preparation course at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: FPSF

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is free for this age group

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.