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Entry to the Uniformed Services NCFE / Military Academy Public Services (MAPS) Diploma

Bicton College | Duchy College Camborne | Stoke Climsland | Bicton LEVEL: 2 Public Services & Military Academy

Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace.

There are 2 separate strands to this course –

  1. If you want to join the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or Royal Air Force then the Military Academy will give you the best start.
  2. If you are looking towards the blue light services or public sector, then the Security, Rescue and Safety (SRS) strand will be the course for you.

Discover what you are truly made of as we put you through your paces on our team building and personal development programmes. Working with military recruitment teams we’ll make sure you’re ready for the ultimate test.


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Ideal if:

You would like a career in either the uniformed, non-uniformed public services or emergency coastal services.

You’ll need:

English and maths Functional Skills at Level 2 or equivalent results at our Initial Assessment. Entry on to the course is also subject to a fitness assessment, which will enable you to pass selection into the Armed Forces.

You’ll learn:

How to plan your public service career and improve your health and fitness, participate in competitive sports, health and hygiene in the uniformed services, develop team working and problem-solving skills, leadership, map and navigation, volunteering within the public service sector and uniformed service routine.


To gain a wide variety of skills and knowledge from a range of units related to public and military service. This programme is portfolio based therefore there are no qualifications. You will undertake practical military training and education in order to equip you with the necessary skills to enable you to make decisions on which service to apply for and to prepare you in all respects for initial selection.

You’ll love:

The flexibility and diversity of the course and our differentiated pathway days where you will be working directly with the relevant public services you have aspirations to join.


Public Services & Military Academy
Public Services & Military Academy
Public Services & Military Academy
Public Services & Military Academy
Public Services & Military Academy



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David Hawkin Military Academy

“The course is perfect for anyone joining the forces. You will get a lot of knowledge and opportunities you would not get elsewhere”.
Public Services & Military Academy

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.