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Air and Defence (Computing) Certificate Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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.

The pro­gramme includes employ­a­bil­i­ty skills (atti­tu­di­nal goals) and Func­tion­al Skills or GCSEs in Eng­lish and maths (depend­ing on exist­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions) along­side prac­ti­cal work­shops at Stam­ford College.

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.


Entry Require­ments

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

Alter­na­tive­ly a pass in a rel­e­vant Lev­el 1 Diplo­ma, and a GCSE grade 3/D in Eng­lish 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.

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 — sub­ject to course avail­abil­i­ty
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard — sub­ject to course avail­abil­i­ty
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

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

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Poten­tial Future Career

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 at 4 or above, or Lev­el 2 Pass in Func­tion­al Skills maths and English

Course Con­tent

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

  • The Online World (Exter­nal Assessment) 
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Sys­tems (Exter­nal Assessment) 
  • A Dig­i­tal Port­fo­lio (Inter­nal Assessment) 
  • Cre­at­ing Dig­i­tal Graph­ics (Inter­nal Assessment) 
  • Data­base Devel­op­ment (Inter­nal Assessment) 
  • Web­site Devel­op­ment (Inter­nal Assessment)


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