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Air & Defence with Engineering Level 3

  • Course Type: Air and Defence College

What can this course lead to?

This course is ideal as an entry qualification for university and higher education courses in:

  • HNC Mechanical Engineering (available in Peterborough)
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering.

Alternatively, you can use this advanced course to start your career in fields such as aviation, design engineering, product development or engineering manufacture with the RAF.

Who is it for?

This course, as part of Peterborough College’s Air and Defence College is an amazing opportunity to pursue a career with the RAF within the Engineering pathway to enter job roles such as a Ground or Aircraft-based Engineer.

This programme is also suitable for those looking to enter the Army Air Corps, Fleet Air Arm or Civilian Defence Sector. 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 guaranteed a place (subject to entry criteria).

What is covered?

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 also study a BTEC L3 Certificate in Engineering.

You will undertake 30-hours of work-related activity linked closely to the Defence industry. You will participate in activities 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, including English, Mathematics and Science. An Engineering L2 qualification is acceptable in lieu of science but must be at a Merit or above.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

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

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