Skills for Work National 4
Uniformed Services SCQF Level 4

Providing candidates with opportunities to develop generic employability skills in the context of the uniformed and emergency services.


Why take this course?

This course will allow candidates to start to develop the general and practical skills, knowledge and understanding and employability skills needed to work in the sector - providing the fundamental skills required to pursue further training or employment in the public services sector.

The course focuses on developing generic employability skills needed for success in the workplace through a variety of practical experiences in the areas of uniformed and emergency services.

What you will experience

The course consists of four mandatory units:

  • Uniformed and Emergency Services: An Introduction
  • Health, Safety, Fitness and Wellbeing
  • Engaging with the Community
  • Working in Teams

All the units are at National 4 level. Central to the course is the development of skills that are valued by employers in the uniformed and emergency services. These skills are embedded in all four Units.

Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their employability skills through practical activities in real or simulated working environments, investigations and team-working activities. Candidates will also be involved in self-evaluation of these skills, seeking feedback from others about their skills and identifying areas of improvement whilst taking account of the feedback received.

student in classroom setting

Key facts

Entry requirements

There are no particular entry requirements but entry is at the discretion of the centre, subject to successful application.

What you will need

Whilst you are taking part in the course, you will be required to provide and wear a sports kit and indoor trainers for the fitness and sports elements.  

What you need to know

Anything else?

Whilst you are taking part in the course you will be required to:

  • Always be ready to start your class at the given time;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and self-study;
  • Adhere to the School Pupils Code of Commitment.

Eating and drinking are not permitted in workshops and classrooms. Drinking water is available from water dispensers in the corridors within the College buildings.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Upon successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress towards the following full-time course at North East Scotland College:



Please note that courses are subject to minimum viability levels. In the event of insufficient numbers of applications, courses may be withdrawn from the programme. Certain courses are arranged with schools working in a consortium arrangement – in such cases, pupils from consortium schools will be given priority in the allocation of places.