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Air & Defence with Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Public (Uniformed Services)

Level: 3

Start Date: 04 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

Any student who is studying the Level 3 Diploma in Entry to the Uniformed Services and has a keen desire for a career in the RAF or the Air Defense Industry.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

Students must have 4 GCSEs at C/4 and above including English Language and maths or a Merit in Uniformed
Services Diploma Level 2 plus GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C.

What is covered

The curriculum for the Air and Defence Career College is packed with enrichment activities ranging from expert guest speakers from our industry partners, to exciting visits to RAF bases and industry workplaces, along with residential visits and adventure training.
You will undertake 30–hours of work–related activity linked closely to the Defence industry
You will participate in activities around Science, Technology, English and Maths (STEM) led by The Royal Society of Engineers
You will participate in general and trade RAF station visits
You will participate in a week–long residential visit developed by the RAF
You will participate in outdoor and adventurous activities, including high/low ropes activities; climbing and canoeing

How is the course assessed

Air and Defence College assessment will follow BRTC (basic recruit training course) attitude goal requirements at Grade A throughout your study. In addition you will prepare and sit the Airman Selection Test (AST) for entry into the RAF should you wish to do so.

You will also participate in the Industrial Cadet Award written assignment, presentations and practical tasks, alongside other personal development focused projects.

What can this course lead to

On the successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services in Year 1, you may apply to return to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services in Year 2. You can go on to work in the uniformed services, such as the armed forces, fire and rescue service, police, prison service or further study at a higher level.

Are there any additional costs

You will be required to be in Air and Defence College uniform on your Air and Defence days in college, both in theory and practical sessions. This will be at a cost of £85 for the basic Air and Defence College uniform package with the opportunity to purchase other items if you desire. You will also require a pair of running trainers (no fashion flat soled footwear). Course fees for Air and Defence College will be £150 for the year. This will cover all trips and visits outside of the college. You will be required to attend each lesson with a notebook and stationary. Please note; there are additional costs for Public Services uniform/course fees. More information and details will be given at the interview.

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