access to RAF and aerospace working environments and expertise


professional technical training in the region


places on RAF Basic Recruit Training for graduates who will be well equipped to pass first time


RAF adventure training and a residential visit developed by The Royal Society of Engineers


students with the technical qualifications, confidence and leadership skills to succeed


experiences for top performing students with jet flights

Lincoln College’s Air & Defence Career College provides employer-led, career focused education and technical training for 16 to 19-year-olds. Our employer supporters will work closely with us to provide this unique and innovative model, which is designed to create secure career paths in the RAF, aerospace and catering industries for young people.

Lincoln College has joined forces with The Royal Air Force and a raft of other top aerospace industry firms to open its Career College in Air and Defence in September 2016.

Our first intake, at our Lincoln Campus, will consist of 16-plus students, followed by our first 14-plus intake in September 2017.

Our carefully designed study programmes, which have been shaped by our industry partners, offer a unique blend of academic education and technical training, infused with an additional focus on leadership, communication and team building.

Our students will get involved with industry-set projects, co-designed by employers - equipping them to enter their career of choice, ahead of the game and ready to progress.

Career College students will spend a significant proportion of time experiencing industry environments first-hand through an extensive programme of work experience. And industry experts will join their tutors at College to pass on their knowledge and experience.

Core academic study areas like Maths, English and Science will be contextualised to the specialism of the Career College, digital skills development will be a major priority.

The Curriculum

Our Air and Defence Career College is the first of its kind in the UK. Key industry partners have shaped its curriculum, will set industry challenges, and offer unique access to practical experience on their sites.


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How to Apply

You can submit your application form online. The Central Admissions Team will then contact you to arrange initial screening and an interview You will be required to complete a pre-interview assignment.


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