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Uniformed and Emergency Services

Uniformed and Emergency Services

The Uniformed and Emergency Services Course has been designed to provide candidates with opportunities to develop generic employability skills in the context of the uniformed and emergency services.

The course will allow candidates to start to develop the general and practical skills, knowledge and understanding and employability skills needed to work in the sector.

The relevant uniformed services for this course are: Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. 

The relevant emergency services for this course are: The Ambulance Service, RNLI, Fire and Rescue and Police.


National 4 Uniformed and Emergency Services

Health, safety, fitness and well-being are important aspects when working in the uniformed and emergency services.  Candidates will explore these aspects and participate in physical fitness practical activities.  The candidate will be introduced to the process of carrying out assessment of risk and will also investigate the skills required to assist others to deal with an unexpected situation such as communicating effectively.

Effective team-working is an essential element of working in uniformed and emergency services settings.  Candidates will investigate the benefits of team-working and the qualities of effective leadership and followership will be explored.


The course consists of 4 units.

  • Uniformed and Emergency Services: An Introduction
  • Uniformed and Emergency Services: Health, safety, fitness and wellbeing
  • Uniformed and Emergency Services: Engaging with the Community
  • Uniformed and Emergency Services: Working in Teams


To gain the award for the Course, pupils must pass all of the Units as well as the Course assessment. All Units are internally assessed. National 4 qualifications are not graded, but will be assessed as pass or fail.

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