Sport and Fitness: Preparing for the Uniformed and Emergency Services SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to prepare you for a career in the uniformed and emergency services.

The course content has been designed with employer engagement at the forefront and will ensure that you are given ample opportunity to learn from some of the services first hand.

You will learn in real time or simulated environments, and you will participate in a residential trip which may be led by one of the services.

You will develop the knowledge and skills required to progress on to our SCQF Level 6 Sport and Fitness course.

Special features

  • You will work closely with a range of uniformed and emergency services
  • You will be given the opportunity to go on a residential trip.
  • You will engage in volunteering within your local community

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s (including PE)
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.
  • Category 1 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required to successfully achieve target qualification, where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in key elements of the course. Students on courses up to and including HND level have the cost of their application paid for. For further information visit this webpage.

Units include:

  • Communications
  • Numeracy
  • Teamwork through Physical activity
  • Sports performance
  • Aptitude testing
  • Wellbeing and mindfulness
  • Fitness Training methods 
  • Residential
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Citizenship
  • Managing Conflict
  • Mobile Team Challenges


You will be required to purchase a kit for this course:

  • Sports kit (Approx. £100)
  • Hooded jumper, polo shirt and 2 performance t-shirts (Approx. £100)
  • Stopwatch (Approx. £10)
  • Whistle (Approx. £5)

If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

How will I study my course?

    This is a practical based course delivered face-to-face on campus within our sport and fitness facilities.

    How long will my course last?

    1 Academic Year

    Where can I study my course?

      • UHI Moray

    Start date



    The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


    Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

    Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

    Additional costs

    Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

    If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

    If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

    Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information 

    Course fees 2022/23* Scotland Rest of UK International
    Further Education - Full time (SVQs and NQs) £1,740 £6,960


    Further Education - Part time (SVQs and NQs - per single credit unit) £88 £352 £352

    *The fees for 2023-24 have not yet been confirmed.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    On successful completion of this course, you may progress on to our SCQF Level 6 Sport and Fitness course.

    Alternatively, this course will provide you with the appropriate skills and attributes to apply directly to employment in the uniformed and emergency services such as the Army, RAF, Navy, Ambulance Service, Fire Service, Coastguard, and Police.

    Is there more information available online?

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    This course is a great way to prepare for a career in the uniformed and emergency services. It will provide an abundance of opportunity to learn from the experts first hand.

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.