What is the National Space Academy?
The National Space Academy is a not-for-profit organisation created with the dual goals of engaging young people with the sciences and maths using the inspirational context of space, and facilitating pathways into space sector careers by working with industry as well as education.
The Academy works in the following areas towards these goals:
- Curriculum linked masterclasses for students aged 11 to 19
- Regional, national and international teacher CPD sessions
- The full-time Space Engineering course for post-16 students
- The National Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering for post-18
- Supporting the UK's first full-time schools with space embedded throughout the curriculum
- Careers conferences allowing students to meet people working in the space sector
The Academy is part funded by the National Space Centre, the UK Space Agency, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Satellite Applications Catapult, and the Lloyds Register Foundation, with additional support from the Ogden Trust.