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Air & Defence Computing Level 3

The Air & Defence 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 3 qualification comprising core and specialist units which cover aspects of knowledge, understanding and competency necessary for employment within the IT sector.

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 to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade 4, including English Language, Mathematics and an approved Science-based subject. BTECs in Science or IT related subjects will also be considered. You will also be required to attend a Welcome Day event (which includes a practical activity and interview) and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college).

Assessment is a combination of internally and externally assessed units.


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.

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.

Key Facts

Level:Level 3


Duration:1 Year

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:SPL0155AA1

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