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Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms (ICT Tech & CIT) at RAF Apprenticeships

Course description

An apprenticeship in the RAF offers you the chance to gain a UK-recognised trade qualification as part of a challenging and unique career. Not only will you gain a civilian recognised professional qualification, but upon completion you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field.

We offer all kinds of apprenticeships in a broad and diverse range of careers including aviation operations, engineering, hospitality & catering and IT. You’ll receive the very best training and accelerated pay, and as well as getting paid to learn, you’ll get the chance to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF.

If you have the drive and ambition, we can offer you a unique and rewarding career. To gain an apprenticeship in the RAF you still need to meet all of the entry requirements for whichever role it is for and get through all stages of the application process. You will gain the apprenticeship as part of your phase two (trade) training.

The specialist training provided by Number 1 Radio School, DSCIS Cosford a first-class training establishment that is both a Microsoft and CISCO Accredited Training Academy, is widely recognised by civilian industry. Students also regularly undertake sporting activities and assist in local community projects which develop and enhance essential skill-sets including; communication, leadership, team bonding and decision making; in tandem with airmanship qualities and complimentary personal attributes. The incorporation of Functional Skills has been strongly influenced by employer feedback, indicating the need for a workforce who could develop and apply problem solving strategies; over a range of testing and unfamiliar scenarios. Continual learner support and progression reviews are provided and regularly monitored throughout their training course, and continue for a period of at least a year on posting to their new unit, to help improve and consolidate individual learning performance.

Course content

  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
  • Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Information and Communications Technology
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Further information

“ The mix of theory and practice taught in No 1 Radio School helped me to learn new skills and build on my technical abilities. On first posting, I got involved in a lot of different IT tasks almost straight away and quickly became more confident. I carried on with my learning and successfully completed my Advanced Apprenticeship after about a year in the workplace.” 

Former ICT Tech Apprentice

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact RAF Apprenticeships directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2.5 years