Preparation for Uniformed and Emergency Services

Inverness College UHI


Inverness New Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This taster course is designed to give students an insight into the employment opportunities within the uniformed and emergency services e.g. the police, fire service, army, navy and RAF, as well as the various careers in sport, fitness and outdoor education including sports coach, fitness and outdoor instructor.

The aim of the course is to prepare you physcially and mentally for a career in any of the uniformed and emergency services and sporting industries. The main primary drivers of the course are fitness, confidence and knowledge. There will be physical activity on a daily basis and you will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone to build confidence and knowledge in your area of interest, preparing you for the career of your choice. The course will prepare you for all basic entry tests for the above professions, including core skills and fitness.

The course is run alongside Introduction to Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Studies (SCQF Level 4).

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant NQ course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Care, Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level