Certificate in Aviation Studies (equivalent to 2
GCSEs, A-C grades) - ATC cadets only
Once you achieve the 'Staff Cadet Part 1'
training syllabus you're automatically entitled
to this qualification without any further work.
And it's free to cadets.
BTEC Award in
Aviation Studies (equivalent to 1 GCSE, A-C
You're eligible for this once you've completed
'First Class' and 'Leading Cadet' training.
There is a registration fee for this award
Diploma in Public Services (equivalent to 4
GCSEs, A-C grades)
This internationally respected qualification
mixes theory and practical elements with an
emphasis on leadership, teamwork,
communications, problem solving and fitness.
Improving your life skills, the syllabus
includes professional CV preparation,
interviewing techniques, communication, first
aid, adventure training, health and nutrition.
Most of the content is covered by activities
you'll be doing normally, and you also complete
an additional project and workbook. Plus, it's
free to if you're between 16 and 19 years old!
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Diploma in Music (equivalent to 4 GCSEs, A-C
This course helps you develop a basic
understanding of music as a profession, and
combines both technical skills with practical
elements and research. By the time you finish,
you'll have demonstrated an understanding of all
aspects of performance, including solo and
ensemble work and how to manage rehearsals.
You'll also learn how to market, budget,
advertise, programme and publicise a music
event. You'll be expected to be able to play a
musical instrument prior to enrolling n the
course, but do not have to be able to read
music. This award is also free if you're 16-19
in Team Leading - Level 2 - ATC cadets only
The ILM stands for Institute of Leadership and
Management, who manage the course. It mixes
theory and practical elements with an emphasis
on leadership, teamwork and communications and
is your first step to being a great manager or
leader in the future - it's a valuable award
recognised by employers as a real achievement.
You have to of graduated from the ACO Junior
Leaders Course to do it, but this award is free.