The Air & Defence Career College is a new concept in education offering real industry job opportunities and input by guest speakers, site visits and projects to start your career in the aerospace sector. The Air & Defence programme is designed around a full week at college, to include enrichment activities to include visits to RAF bases and timetabled periods of fitness in preparation for a role in the defence industry. This is a Level 2 qualification comprising core and specialist units which cover aspects of knowledge, understanding and competency necessary for employment within the IT sector.
The qualification has been designed to prepare students for a future role as a Cyber Space Communications Engineer and for employment on advanced new aircraft platforms within the Royal Air Force.
The qualification will contain all or some of the following units: The Online World; Technology Systems; Spreadsheet Development; Database Development; Software Development; Website Development and Multi-Media Development. Successful completion of all elements of the Air & Defence course and meeting the current recruitment criteria of the RAF will facilitate fast-tracking into the Royal Air Force.
You will need 4 GCSE’s (minimum Grade E or equivalent). BTECs in Science or ICT related subjects will also be considered. You will also be required to pass a skills test as-well as be screened in Maths and English. You will also be required to pass a trade test as-well as a literacy and numeracy test. You will be required to attend an interview and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
Assessment is a combination of internally and externally assessed units.
Fees listed are for those aged 19 years and over only. Fees are subject to change, concessions may apply. Please note that where stated, fees are for the first year of a course only. Please contact us for information and advice.