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Air and Defence (Computing) Extended Certificate Level 3

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

Advance your knowledge of computer science, the fundamental understanding of computer systems and skills in managing networks to pursue your career in the RAF. This course will also give you the opportunity to develop an understanding of how computers work and skills in programming, managing networks, cybersecurity, designing and developing applications and websites and games development.

The programme includes employability skills (attitudinal goals) and Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths (dependent upon existing qualifications) alongside practical workshops at New College Stamford. A blend of practical and theory activities with a range of assessment methods including 3 hours per week of personal training to develop your physical fitness. Graduates of The Air and Defence Career 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 Does The Programme Include

The curriculum for the Air and Defence Career College is packed with enrichment activities ranging from expert guest speakers from our industry partners, to existing 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 3 days of activity 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

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and maths, or the Air and Defence (Computing) Certificate 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.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

There are no exams for this course. You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations and practical tasks. You will be assessed against the BRTC Attitude Goal Requirements at Grade A throughout your study

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to join the RAF. If you decide to not enter the RAF, you can still progress to employment, an apprenticeship, or further study such as the HND in Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Stamford or other degrees at University. 

 

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