The people who are most likely to pass the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC) are well-prepared and have an excellent understanding of how they are going to be assessed. Whatever stage you are at in your application, or if you are yet to apply, our 1-day intensive Royal Air Force Officer Course will guide you and teach you exactly how to pass every element of the tough assessment process.
Initial Application Process
When applicants initially set out to become a Royal Air Force Officer they will have to make contact with their local Armed Forces Careers Office. The best way to do this is to actually visit the office in person at your nearest centre and explain why you wish to become an RAF officer. They will then provide you with an information pack and further details of the application process. You can always call the careers information line to apply via 0845 605 5555.
Once you have submitted your details to the centre you will eventually be called in to the Armed Forces Careers Office for an initial filter interview. The principle behind this interview is to determine whether or not you have the right qualities and attributes to become an officer in the Royal Air force. Upon successful completion of the filter interview you will be invited to attend the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC). It is at this point that you will need to be fully prepared for every single element of the OASC and it is our 1-day training course that will achieve this goal.
About the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC)
The Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC) is located in Lincolnshire at the RAF College Cranwell. Here, you will undergo up to 4 days of interviews, exercises, tests and checks. Statistically speaking, only 1 out of every 5 people who attends OASC will be successful. During your time at the RAF College Cranwell you will take part in a variety of tests and assessments:
The first element to the OASC is a multitude of aptitude tests. These tests are designed to measure how well you fit into a specific job role. They analyse your ability to perform tasks such as:
- Your response to visual information.
- Your ability to multi-task.
- Your ability to use deductive reasoning and spatial reasoning.
- To determine your work rate and concentration.
- Test your verbal and numerical reasoning.
Part 1 of at the OASC also require you to take a medical test. This examination puts you through an interview and fitness test. It is important you pass every element of Part 1 OASC, as only candidates who achieve a pass in all areas will be allowed to take part in the second part of the RAF Officer selection process.
The second part of the OASC will require you to undertake 5 situational exercises. 3 of these are classroom based and the other 2 are physical hanger based. They are as follows:
- Discussion exercise – A group based discussion on a given topic.
- Group Planning exercise – Theoretical problem solving using speed, distance and time tests in a group.
- Individual Problem exercise – Theoretical problem solving using speed, distance and time tests working alone.
Physical hangar based exercises:
- Leaderless exercise
- Command Situation exercise
For all of these exercises, except for the Individual Problem exercise, you will work in a group of 5 – 6 people.
TIP: Make sure that you are an active team player in all of the group exercises. Do not sit on the fence as only those who support the team and try their hardest will completed the given tasks and be noticed by the board.The people who are most likely to pass the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC) are well-prepared and have an excellent understanding of how they are going to be assessed.
In Summary the RAF officer selection involves:
- Group exercises to demonstrate your leadership potential in a challenging environment.
- After the exercise you will be interviewed. It is important to use this opportunity to show the interviewer your passion, knowledge and why you should be a RAF officer.
- You will the need to complete an occupational health test as well as the Selection Fitness Test which involves a 2.4 km treadmill run, sit up, press ups and a multi-stage Fitness Test also known as the Bleep Test.
The Royal Air Force Officer Course
The intensive Royal Air Force Officer course will teach you exactly how to pass each stage of the selection process. We offer exclusive training that will improve your skills, which in turn, will put you ahead of all the other applicants. The course is broken down into 4 modules that cover every aspect of the selection process. The modules are easy to follow and will provide you with an in-depth, step-by-step guide to passing each stage of the RAF Officer selection process. Here’s a breakdown of the 4 different elements we cover on the course.
The first module of the 1-day course will cover exactly how you will be assessed during the RAF officer selection process, providing detailed information on how you can match all of the assemble criteria for each stage of the OASC. During this module of the Royal Air Force Officer Course you will also learn in-depth detail relating to the Behavioural Anchored Rating Scale (BARS – used to assess candidates), as well as all the other stages of assessment during the OASC.
The second module of the 1-day intensive course provides a comprehensive tutorial on how to pass the filter interview as well as the interviews that form part of the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC). Included within this module are example interview questions that will explain how to answer each of the questions posed during your interview.
The insider tips within this module will give you the confidence, expertise and determination to answer the questions in order to gain maximum grades. The module will also thoroughly explore the different elements involved in the OASC. It will go over how to approach the OASC, how to pass the Group Discussion and the Planning Exercises, how to undertake both the Leaderless Task and Command Task, and also the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre interview.
The third module will focus specifically on all the elements and knowledge you will need to pass the planning exercise element of the OASC. This is considered the hardest part of the selection process but this module will break it down into easy-to-follow steps and provide you with insider tips by an experienced tutor. At the OASC you will be asked to partake in a Group Planning Exercise and also an Individual Planning Exercise. In this module you will be presented with sample planning exercises and a complete walk-through of how to complete each one with your dedicated tutor. Your tutor will also provide details on how to answer speed, distance and time questions.
The final part of the course will cover the tough OASC interview, by presenting you with sample questions you’ll face at OASC and also explaining how to respond to the questions. In addition, your tutor will go through current affairs and invaluable interview techniques.
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The course will have:
- An instructor:student ratio of 1:14 as the maximum.
- A spacious modern conference room with modern facilities.
- Refreshments throughout the day.
- The very best facilities and course content run by and expert tutor.
Location of the course
Capital Enterprise Centre, 70 Churchill Square Business Centre, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent. ME19 4YU.
You will receive details of the training venue location in your booking confirmation letter.
There is ample free parking at the venue.
The course will run from 9am until 5pm.
Teas/Coffees provided. There are shops located within a 10-minute walk for your lunch, or you can bring your own if you prefer.
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