Uniformed Services Vocational Taster 

 Uniformed Services Vocational Taster 

The Uniformed Services Vocational Taster contains modules in: military – army, navy, air force, policing and public order, fire and rescue service, prison service and security work, health and safety in uniformed service, careers in uniformed services.

Vocational Tasters offer learners an introduction to a range of employment sectors. Ideal for learners following an alternative progression route, these courses help learners to make progress towards their personal learning and career aims.

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Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 14 and 19. 

Vocational Tasters are multi-level, meaning that the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme

  • Internally moderated

  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activity


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

  • Record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge

  • Recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities

  • Summary of achievement, highlighting skills development

  • Personal statement

Course Content

This vocational taster contains six modules, corresponding to different aspects of uniformed services:

  • Military – army, navy, air force

  • Policing and public order

  • Fire and rescue service

  • Prison service and security work

  • Health and safety in uniformed services

  • Careers in uniformed services