1Course Overview

Preparation for the Army Level 3

Course code: ABC1161

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Are you interested in the Armed forces and are seeking to begin a career in this field? Then this course will help you develop your knowledge in preparing yourself for the army!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the military ethos
  • Know the basic fitness requirements and why sports and lifestyle play an integral part of the Army
  • Learn the principles of leadership
  • Explore basic map reading
  • Understand training and education within the army
  • Meet the required Mathematics and English criteria in order to identify the best suited career path

Once you have successfully completed this course you can progress onto the British Army Recruiting Battery Test as the first part of the selection process to the Army. Take the first steps to your desired career today!

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Military Ethos (30 GLH)
  • Values and Standard of the British Army
  • Meaning of Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety in the British Army
  • Security
Unit 2: Basic Fitness Requirements, Adventurous Training, Sport and Lifestyle (30 GLH)
  • Basic fitness entry requirements for the British Army
  • Explain why Sport is critically important to the morale, welfare and operational effectiveness of Army personnel
  • Importance of Adventurous Training in the British Army
  • Elements of a healthy lifestyle
Unit 3: Leadership (30 GLH)
  • Purpose of the Army Leadership Code
  • 7 Leadership Behaviours
  • Different Leadership Styles
  • Goal Setting and Coaching models
Unit 4: Map Reading (30 GLH)
  • Map Awareness and Grid References
  • Map Scale and Distance
  • Map Contours and Relief
  • Relating Map to Ground
  • Using a Lightweight Compass
Unit 5: Training and Education within the Army (30 GLH)
  • Soldiers Initial Phase 1 Training
  • Differentiate between different Phase 2/3 (Trade) Training for different job roles
  • Required Mathematics and English levels required for different ranks and Job roles
  • Different bodies available for education and Training within the Arm
Unit 6: Choosing the Right Path (30 GLH)
  • Reviewing personal weaknesses and strengths
  • Interview Techniques
  • Analysing the most suitable career path
  • Developing a plan to move onto the enlistment process
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you by post or email, it is that easy. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Preparation for the Army Level 3 Certificate.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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