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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
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    SCQF Level:   05


This course is for those considering a career in uniformed and public services.

West Lothian College has recently teamed with protective clothing company Safeguard Clothing who kindly donated a protective vest to the Uniformed Public Services class. Read more here

Read about Lewis Cornwell's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Nutrition, health and wellbeing
    • Sports officiating
    • First aid
    • Hillwalking
    • Map reading
    • Orienteering
    • Citizenship

    There is an emphasis on improving your personal fitness. You will also have the chance to do the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Why choose this course

You will develop skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership through practical activities and problem solving. Public services employers also contribute to the course. The college is an active member of Scottish Student Sport. We have established sports teams in football, rugby, basketball and badminton, giving you the opportunity to represent the college in various external leagues.

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4 qualifications or equivalent at grade C or above, one of which must be English

We welcome applications from people with relevant life and work experience.

An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland application is required which you will do through the college if offered a place.

  • International

    Where it leads

    Education: level 6 sport and fitness or other level 6 courses at West Lothian College.

Interview arrangements

If you are invited for an interview/course information session, plan to be in college for around two hours. The interview includes:

  • Short written task
  • Fitness task

Please bring your practical kit and be prepared to take part in the multi-stage fitness test. Also bring evidence of your qualifications and/or employment references.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.