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Air and Defence (Computing) Certificate Level 2

  • Course Type: Air and Defence College

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Air and Defence (Computing) Extended Certificate Level 3 to pursue a career with the RAF.

You will need to pass the course and achieve a GCSE maths and English Language at 4 or above, or Level 2 Pass in Functional Skills maths and English

Who is it for?

This course, as part of Stamford College’s Air and Defence College is an amazing opportunity to pursue a career with the RAF and progress towards job roles such as a Cyberspace Communications Specialist or an Avionics Technician.

Graduates of  the Air and Defence College are guaranteed a place on RAF basic recruit training (subject to RAF entry criteria) and will be well equipped to pass first time.

What is covered?

In addition to your Air and Defence College programme you will study the following in your chosen curriculum area of computing:

  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  • A Digital Portfolio
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Database Development
  • Website Development

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above including English Language and maths

Alternatively a pass in a relevant Level 1 Diploma, and a GCSE grade 3/D in English Language and maths, or a pass for functional skills Level 1 English and Maths.

This course requires an interview/informal chat with the curriculum lead for Air and Defence before a place can be offered.


A Merit in your Level 2 course, and GCSE’s maths and English at 4 or above or Level 2 Functional skills, in order to progress on to a Level 3. 

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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My course gave me access to work experience with market-leading cyber security consultancy ‘Pentesec’, This gave me the edge when securing a place at Northumbria University to study a BSc in Networks and Cyber Security.

Tom Sadler
Computing Extended Diploma Level 3

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