NCFE Diploma
Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 2 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

This course is for those who aspire to work in the uniformed services, such as the Police, Army, Navy, Air Force, Fire Brigade or Prison Service.


Why take this course?

Develop your knowledge and strengthen essential skills and personal attributes required by the uniformed services. This will be done through a range of challenging and realistic activities, such as team work activities and some adventurous training.

What you will experience

You will visit some of uniformed services establishments, such as a local fire station, police station, HMP YOI Grampian, Army etc, where you will get to meet and talk with serving members of the uniformed services. See first–hand what their job roles are and the different types of career opportunities are available. There will be opportunities for some work experience with one or two of the uniformed services along with organised activities. You will also experience some outdoor activities such as land navigation, orienteering and expedition training.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should ideally have National 5, Intermediate 1 or Standard Graded General qualifications, preferably including English. Appropriate life or work experience will also be considered as a suitable entry requirement.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 



This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.