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Preparation for the Army QLS Level 3


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!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Preparation for the Army Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Options

Study Options

or £11.56 /month*
Course code: ABC1161
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Course overview

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

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 year’s worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

Course content

  • Values and standard of the British Army
  • Meaning of equality and diversity
  • Health and safety in the British Army
  • Security

  • 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

  • Purpose of the Army Leadership Code
  • 7 leadership behaviours
  • Different leadership styles
  • Goal setting and coaching models

  • Map awareness and grid references
  • Map scale and distance
  • Map contours and relief
  • Relating map to ground
  • Using a lightweight compass

  • Soldiers initial phase 1 training
  • Differentiate between different phases
  • Training for different job roles
  • Required maths and English levels required for different ranks and job roles
  • Different bodies available for education and training within the Army

  • Reviewing personal weaknesses and strengths
  • Interview techniques
  • Analysing the most suitable career path
  • Developing a plan to move on to the enlistment process

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes.

This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Extra Information

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

You will have a full year from enrolment to complete this course. This is enough time to study at your own pace.

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!

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto 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.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • * Student notebook

* Not included with the online study option

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 receive a Certificate of Achievement in Preparation for the Army Level 3.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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