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Uniformed Public Services

Air & Defence with Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On the successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services in Year 1, you may apply to return to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services in Year 2.

You can go on to work in the RAF and other uniformed services such as:

  • Armed Forces
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Police
  • Prison Service 


Who is it for?

As part of Peterborough College’s Air and Defence College, this course is an amazing opportunity to persue a career with the RAF within the Uniformed Services pathway.

This course is perfect for any student who is studying the Level 3 Diploma in Entry to the Uniformed Services and has a keen desire for a career in the RAF or the Air Defense Industry.


What is covered?

Alongside your course at the Air and Defence Career College you'll be involved 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.

  • 30-hours of work-related activity linked closely to the Defence industry
  • Participate in activities around Science, Technology, English and Maths (STEM) led by The Royal Society of Engineers
  • Participate in general and trade RAF station visits
  • Participate in a week-long residential visit developed by the RAF
  • Participate in outdoor and adventurous activities, including high/low ropes activities; climbing and canoeing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Students must have 4 GCSEs at C/4 and above including English Language and maths or a Merit in Uniformed Services Diploma Level 2 plus GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C.

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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