Space Engineering Course at National Space Academy -

Space Engineering Course

National Space Academy Course Loughborough, UK

Job Description

Since 2012 the National Space Academy has been delivering this unique Level 3 course combining academic rigour with vocational study, all taught within a space context.  The inaugural course, taught jointly with Loughborough College, is now in its 4th year, and new centres in different locations are also delivering the course.  Each centre has a slightly different focus, for example offering different BTEC modules, but the main features of the course at every centre are:

  • A Level Physics

  • A Level Mathematics

  • BTEC Level 3 Engineering

  • Visits to space industry sites

  • Talks from space sector scientists and engineers

  • Opportunities for work experience within the UK space sector

  • Course alumni go on either to university to study Physics or Engineering, or take up places on industrial Higher Apprenticeships at companies such as Airbus Defence and Space and Rolls-Royce

If you are interested in working in the expanding area of space engineering, but you are not old enough to apply for the Higher Apprenticeship scheme, or do not yet have the right qualifications, then the Space Engineering Advanced Level 3 programme is for you. Designed to provide a pathway to university study, apprenticeships, or engineering employment at entry level, the course combines the academic rigour of A Levels with the project management and practical engineering skills of the Level 3 BTEC in Engineering.

This is a full time course open to 16-18 year olds as an alternative to other post-16 study programmes, or to older students who will need to pay fees to Loughborough College. It can lead to degrees in physics, mathematics and many engineering disciplines or to apprenticeships and employment in space engineering or other engineering sectors.

Person Specification

  • GCSE grades A in mathematics, AA in science double award (or ABB in triple award), B in English, plus another GCSE at grade B

  • Highly-motivated, talented and ambitious learners

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