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Hello, i'm planning on starting my application to the RAF next year after i complete my upcoming college course. I am having some difficulty working out the value of my Scottish qualifications comapred to what they are asking for.

I am looking to apply for the Aircraft Technician (Avionics) role and the requirements are:

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  • GCSE Grade C/4-5 or equivalent, or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 (Grade A – C) in English, Maths and an approved Science/Technology-based subject


So i guess my first question is, can i use my college education to fill in for the National 5 grade in an 'approved science/technology?

If so, what can i use?

These will be my qualifications on the time that i apply:

- National 5 Math (A)
- National 5 English (B)
- National 5 Modern Studies (B)
- National 5 Practical Woodworking (C)
- National 4 Computer Science (Pass)
- National 4 Chemistry (Pass)
- National 4 Math (Pass)

College qualifications:

- NC Computer science
- HNC Computing Technical Support

I know there is a link to Qualifications Equivalency on the RAF website but i still cant seem to work it out, Thanks for any help given.

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Ask your AFCO.
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(Original post by MathewLyD)
Hello, i'm planning on starting my application to the RAF next year after i complete my upcoming college course. I am having some difficulty working out the value of my Scottish qualifications comapred to what they are asking for.

I am looking to apply for the Aircraft Technician (Avionics) role and the requirements are:

-

  • GCSE Grade C/4-5 or equivalent, or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 (Grade A – C) in English, Maths and an approved Science/Technology-based subject


So i guess my first question is, can i use my college education to fill in for the National 5 grade in an 'approved science/technology?

If so, what can i use?

These will be my qualifications on the time that i apply:

- National 5 Math (A)
- National 5 English (B)
- National 5 Modern Studies (B)
- National 5 Practical Woodworking (C)
- National 4 Computer Science (Pass)
- National 4 Chemistry (Pass)
- National 4 Math (Pass)

College qualifications:

- NC Computer science
- HNC Computing Technical Support

I know there is a link to Qualifications Equivalency on the RAF website but i still cant seem to work it out, Thanks for any help given.

Mathew.
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What course is your NC in Computer Science? What qualification etc?

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The qualification is just called NC, National Certificate.
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The qualification is just called NC, National Certificate.
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Is it BTEC? Key Skills? etc

The more detail you can give me the better I can advise you on whether it will be equivalent to what you require for the role.

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Hello Adam, I’ve been looking for a while and can’t see a direct comparison, but I did find this.

In the educational systems of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the National Certificate is a standard vocational further education qualification. It is usually rated at Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework and is equivalent to A-level, BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3 standard


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Hello Adam, I’ve been looking for a while and can’t see a direct comparison, but I did find this.

In the educational systems of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the National Certificate is a standard vocational further education qualification. It is usually rated at Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework and is equivalent to A-level, BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3 standard


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Hi

Thank you for that. Do you have a breakdown of the content of the course? We'll need to look at whether it covers what is required. Your tutors/course should be able to supply one if you don't have it.

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I’ve got all the units I was awarded with the course, should I just send them in here?
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I’ve got all the units I was awarded with the course, should I just send them in here?
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If you want to send me a DM on here that will be better.

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Yes I dm’d you
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