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Air and Defence

Air and Defence (Uniformed Protective Services) Diploma Level 3

  • 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 (Public Services) Diploma Level 3 to pursue a career with the RAF.

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 within the Public Services pathway in job roles such as a Regiment Gunner.

You will take part in a blend of practical and theory activities with a range of assessment methods including three hours per week of personal training to develop your physical fitness. These activities will ensure you are well equipped to pass RAF basic recruit training and as a student of the Air and Defence College you will be guarenteed a place (subject to entry criteria)

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

Optional Units (not all will be selected)

  • Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • International Institutions and Human Rights
  • Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Responding to Emergency Service Incidents
  • Planning and Management of Major Incidents
  • Police Powers in the Public Services
  • Communication and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Current and Media Affairs in Public Services
  • Security Procedures in the Public Services
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, including English and maths.

Or a Merit in Public Services Diploma Level 2 or the Air and Defence (Public Services) First Diploma Level 2.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@stamford.ac.uk should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
SEC3UP3DF$
Location
Stamford
Duration
2 Years Full-time
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