Uniformed Services

Uniformed Services Cronton Sixth Form

Uniformed Services courses at Cronton Sixth Form offer students the opportunity to build the physical skills and academic knowledge needed to prepare for a career in the army, navy, marines, RAF, police, fire service and the prison service.

Students will be encouraged to fulfil their potential and exceed their expectations by expert uniformed services teachers who have professional experience within this field.

During the course students will develop a high level of physical fitness and skills such as team working, leadership and problem solving through our extensive programme of trips and experiences such as training with the marines and our TA cadets programme.

Courses available in Uniformed Services

See below for the full list of uniformed services courses available. Please refer to the entry requirements listed further down the page to help identify which level is right for you.

Once you have made an application to the College you will be invited in for an interview with the admissions team who will help to identify the right course, at the right level to meet your goals and aspirations.

Level Qualification Course Title Location Duration
1 BTEC Diploma Uniformed Services Level 1 Cronton 1 Year
2 BTEC Diploma Uniformed Services Level 2 Cronton 1 Year
3 BTEC Extended Diploma Uniformed Services Level 3 Cronton 2 Years


Career Paths:

  • Armed Forces
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Marines
  • Royal Airforce
  • Police Service
  • Fire Service
  • Prison Service


More than just a course

At Cronton we have developed excellent links with local uniformed and emergency services to provide students with regular guest speakers, residential training, outward bound trips and volunteering opportunities.

The opportunities provided during this course ensure that students have a vast range of experience to enhance their application to their chosen career or university.
Uniformed Services Cronton Sixth Form

Unique experience

  • FREE driving starter course including driving theory and your first lesson
  • Royal Marine Commando training at Lympstone
  • Territorial Army Cadets programme
  • Regular expeditions and residential including Swinnerton Army Training Centre
  • Training sessions and guest speakers from the RAF, Navy, Police and Fire service
  • Duke of Edinburgh at all levels

    Student Profiles

    • Jamie Harmon
    • Alicia Serguson

    Entry Requirements

    Level 3

    A minimum of 5 A*- C GCSE subject grades, including English Language.

    Level 2

    A minimum of 4 A* – D GCSE subject grades or equivalent, including English Language.

    Level 1

    A minimum of 4 A* – E GCSE subject grades or equivalent, including English Language.

    What could these courses lead on to?

    You can progress through from level 1 to level 3 and beyond with our HND in Sport and our BA(Hons) in Sport.

    On completion of the uniformed services courses students are well prepared for a career in any of the unformed or emergency services.

    Following the level 3 BTEC Diploma many students choose to progress on to a range of degrees so that they can enter their chosen career at a high level. Degree subjects include Criminal Justice, Psychology and Exercise and Fitness.

    Royal Marine Commando Training

    Uniformed Services students went to the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre in Lympstone in April to participate in the “Look At Life Course”. This course is made up of a week of activities at the Marine Barracks designed to test if they have what it takes to become a Marine.

    Uniformed Services Cronton Sixth Form

    Over the week, the participants faced gruelling challenges which tested their physical fitness to the limit. This included an intense two mile assault course and various fitness tests such as the bleep test and the sit-up test. Their mental strength as well as their physical strength was put to the test when the students had to overcome their fear of heights in order to climb and walk across planks or ropes over a 30ft drop. Their teamwork was also tested with various activities involving a team stretcher run, relay races and building shelters.

    At the end of the week, the students received certificates upon completing the course and were told if they had passed the gruelling tests. One of the Cronton students received the highest grade possible, which if on the pre-selection course for the marines, would have given him an incredibly high chance of success.