The course aims to equip students with key skills for entry into the military, such as an understanding of discipline. Students will be issued uniform and expected to wear and maintain it throughout the 16 weeks of their course. They will also look at the fitness requirements and get themselves in a position ready for entry into the military.
The Royal Wessex Yeomanry in Cirencester, an armoured reserve regiment who operate Challenger 2 main battle tanks, support the Military Preparation Course at Cirencester College and will offer every student who successfully completes the Military Preparation Course at Cirencester College, an interview for reserve employment. In addition, Cirencester College and The Royal Wessex Yeomanry can prepare and advise students on application for full time regular service.
Currently, there are no exams on the NCFE Level 2 Diploma for entry to the Uniformed Services. All units are assessed individually via written assignments and practical scenarios which are set throughout the year. You may be required to meet the standards of other awarding bodies in relation to practical skill assessments and exams.
The course does involve trips:
Army work experience
Public order training
Royal Wessex Yeomanry
£100 trip fees, these are mandatory
£50 refundable deposit on return of uniform
Students are required to buy their own boots
· Mainly grade 3s at GCSE
· NVQ level 1 or First Diploma
or you are:
· Pre 16
· Home educated
National Citizen Scheme: this is built into the course and will provide leadership opportunities and Practical Outdoor Knowledge.
Army Work Experience: a week-long look at life course
Meet the Marines
Army Look at Life
Naru Major incident training
Not for the main course as you will be assessed through practical and written assignments throughout the year.
You may need to sit exams for Maths and English if you require those qualifications
Yes, trips are compulsory as they form part of your practical assessment.
To a certain extent yes, you will be required to take part in physical and adventurous activities. The course is designed to ensure you have time to develop your fitness levels in preparation for joining your preferred Public Service. You will also be able to seek advice on training from fully qualified staff.
No. The course has been and is becoming increasingly more popular among female students especially as more trades within the public services are open to females.
Yes all students on this course are required to wear the uniform while in lessons at the college.