Public Services

L2 Level 2
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 20 June 2025
Cardiff International Sports Campus

About this course

This qualification is designed to provide informed and prepared potential recruits. 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.

This qualification will:

  • focus on the study of the uniformed services
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
  • provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

What you will study

You will gain:

  • an understanding of the uniformed public services sector
  • the opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the uniformed services
  • the opportunity to investigate volunteering roles and the transferable workplace skills volunteering can provide
  • the ability to prepare for a recruitment interview
  • an understanding of the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role
  • an understanding of the importance of health and hygiene for those in uniformed service roles
  • the opportunity to understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services, eg team work, communication, problem solving, navigation and drill. 

Some modules you may study on the course include:

  • Employment in the uniformed services
  • Physical fitness
  • Teamwork
  • Land navigation
  • Adventurous activities
  • Equality and diversity.


Use of gym, sport, MoD and outdoor facilities. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grades A* - D. English Language and/or Maths (or equivalent) desirable or relevant Level 1 Diploma in Public Services.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

20 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


Cardiff International Sports Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services


What our students say

The course has given me so many pathways to different careers. I love the facilities and the tutors are very helpful.

Public Services
Sophie Marie Ventrice
Public Services Level 3

Career prospects & further study


In the Cardiff Capital Region, there are 13,000 people working in Public and Uniformed Services occupations with average earnings of £32,500 per annum. (Lightcast 2022).

Progression to Level 3 Public Services or into employment.


Cardiff International Sports Campus
Cardiff International Sports Campus

Cardiff International Sports Campus,
Leckwith Rd,
CF11 8AZ