Lewis Knott [Public Services]

Lewis has completed his Extended Diploma Public Services and will finish with the highest grades of D*

Over the past 6 months Lewis has been completing various assessment stages for his entry into the RAF and has just received the amazing news that he has been accepted to join the RAF as a Medic. He will be beginning his phase on training in March next year.

Life as a training RAF Medic

As a RAF medic, Lewis will provide essential medical support to personnel, responding to medical emergencies and providing airfield crash cover on stations in the UK, whilst on operations and also on exercises. RAF Medics can also train as paramedics, providing a full range of pre-hospital emergency care in military environments!

Initial Training 

Lewis’ career will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you’ll also learn about the RAF lifestyle.

Specialist Training

Following Basic Recruit Training Lewis will undertake 28 weeks of medical training at the Defence College of Healthcare Education and Training (DCHET) in Lichfield. This course includes anatomy & physiology, first-aid, advanced pre-hospital medical skills, ECG recording, medical administration and airfield crash rescue.

The course commences with 16 weeks tri-Service delivered training. Six weeks of Defence Primary Health Care (DPHC) placement follows before a final RAF focused six weeks of further training and unit visits.  Learning alongside peers from the Army & Navy will support collaborative working relationships in the future and develop your military ethos.

On graduation from DCHET Lewis will take up your first assignment.

Further educational opportunities exist after you attain the rank of SAC.

So proud…

Programme Leader Paul Tonks said “Lewis has worked hard to achieve his goal and although told that it would be stiff completion to join as a medic, he has persevered and achieved his aim. If he shows the same commitment as he has done whilst at college I have no doubt he will have a long and successful career”

Studying Public Services has enhanced Lewis’ team building, communication and problem-solving skills, helping him develop both personally and collectively within a team. These skills are key when aspiring to work within the Public Service sector and Lewis has taken to them like a duck to water.

We cannot wait to hear how Lewis gets on in his new career.


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