Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Futures in Employment (Military and Protective Services)

Futures in Employment (Military and Protective Services)

Futures in Employment (Military and Protective Services)

This course is suitable for learners who are uncertain about their career path and seek a program with a practical focus to ready themselves for future employment opportunities or further study.

It is also suitable for those wishing to undertake a practical course that develops a wide range of skills required for a potential career in Protective Services such as the police, fire, ambulance, border agencies or the British Armed Forces (British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy, including Royal Marines).

Is this course right for me?

This course will build your understanding of a variety of careers, improve your health and fitness levels, your confidence, personal administration, self-discipline and work on your leadership, teambuilding and communication skills. In addition to this, you have the opportunity to gain knowledge in leading a healthy lifestyle, leading your peers and how to deal with basic First Aid scenarios.

  • Two GCSEs at grade G or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/English Literature/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview
  • Successful completion of relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

The content of the programme is underpinned by the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, building skills across the wide range of areas including:-

  • Connect with Others – teamwork and leadership, field craft outdoors, careers and personal progression plan for employment or further study
  • Be Physically Active – a wide variety of physical activity sessions
  • Learn New Skills – problem solving, communication skills, basic first aid, navigation and practical skills
  • Give to Others – developing resilience skills, confident in working with others and community work outdoors
  • Pay Attention to the Present Moment – Health and Wellbeing and lifestyle activities


You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course

On successful completion of this course learners may progress directly to employment or pursue a military career or further study.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Specific branded clothing, payable at the start of your course
  • Practical/comfortable clothing for parts of the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2024/25
  • You will need to pay a £60 fitness facility fee each year before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 11/03/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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