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The Curriculum

Our Air and Defence Career College is the first of its kind in the UK. Key industry partners have shaped its curriculum, will set industry challenges, and offer unique access to practical experience on their sites.

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Specialisms

  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Catering

Our Air & Defence Career College is an amazing opportunity to pursue a career with the RAF, or the wider aerospace and catering industries. It enables students to complete their core academic studies, alongside full-time technical training, creating a clear pathway to an exciting, rewarding future.

The Career College has been designed in conjunction with the RAF, Thales, Raytheon and AAR Corp to generate employees for the RAF and Air & Defence industries with the right mind-set and technical skills fit for the 21st Century.

That means graduates will leave the college with the right qualifications and the fitness levels, confidence, leadership and communications skills to succeed.

Graduates are guaranteed a place on RAF Basic Recruit Training (BRTC) and will be well equipped to pass first time. If students decide not to enter the RAF, they can progress to employment, an apprenticeship or further study for a career in the aerospace industry.

Career Pathways

Engineering:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • General Engineering Technician
  • Vehicle Engineering Technician

Computer Science:

  • ICT Technician
  • Avionics Technician

Catering:

  • Logistics Chef
  • Hospitality Specialist

Supported by

Royal AIr Force Thales Raytheon AAR

Entry Criteria

Programme GCSE Requirements School / College Reference Required Other

Level 2 NVQ Diploma Performing Engineering Operations

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English

Yes (or latest report)

Pre-Interview Assignment Assessment at interview

Level 3 National Extended Certificate Engineering

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including Maths; English; Science; and Additional Science)

Yes (or latest report)

Pre-Interview Assignment

Level 2 First Extended Certificate Information and Creative Technology

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above. BTEC’s in ICT or Science considered

Yes (or latest report)

Pre-Interview Assignment Aptitude test at interview

Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Computing

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including Maths and English)

Yes (or latest report)

Pre-Interview Assignment

Level 2 Diploma Culinary Skills

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above (including Maths and English); preferably with a Level 1 Catering qualification.

Yes (or latest report)

Pre-Interview Assignment

Level 3 Diploma Advanced Professional Cookery

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery and 4 GCSEs at Grade C and above (including Maths and English)

Yes (or latest report)

Pre-Interview Assignment

Course Information

  • Studied in Lincoln at the Air & Defence Career College site, including practical workshops at Lincoln College
  • Programme includes employability skills (attitudinal goals) and Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and Maths (dependent upon existing qualifications)
  • Approximately 34 hours per week in College / employer-setting
  • A blend of practical and theory with a range of assessment methods
  • A minimum of 3 hours per week of personal training to develop physical fitness
  • Progression to Level 3, employment or an apprenticeship

Work-Ready Experiences

  • You will undertake 30-hours of work-related activity linked closely to the Defence industry.
  • You will participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) scheme at a relevant level (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
  • You will be assessed against the BRTC Attitude Goal requirements at Grade A throughout your study
  • You will participate in 3 days of activity around Science, Technology, English and Maths (STEM) led by the RAF
  • You will participate in general and trade RAF base visits
  • You will participate in a week-long residential visit developed by The RAF and The Royal Society of Engineers
  • You will participate in outdoor and adventurous activities, including high/low ropes activities; climbing; and canoeing
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