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Loughborough College

Learn from experts at Loughborough College and the National Space Academy, from academics and space industry professionals.

Mostly based at Loughborough College, with one day per fortnight taught in the inspiring surroundings of the National Space Centre.

Course Content

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (covering mechanical, electrical, electronic, design, CAD, materials, and maths for engineering)
  • A Level Mathematics
  • A Level Physics
  • Masterclasses at the National Space Centre
  • Trips and visits to space and engineering institutions
  • Opportunities for work experience

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs, including Maths at grade A/7, Science Double Award at grade AA/77 (or Triple Award at grade AAB/776), English at grade B/6, plus another GCSE at grade B/
  • You need to be highly motivated and committed to a unique and intense programme of learning

Apply at the Loughborough College website

Find out more

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Tim Whiles 2013 alumni, now Science Teacher

"The Space Engineering course was all about delivering quality teaching with frequent insights into today's scientific world. 

We went on relevant trips and there was always readily available support from all the teaching staff. I remember the teachers all having a brilliant and passionate approach to teaching, which inspired me to want to become a teacher. 

I want to pass on my knowledge and love for physics just like they did for me."

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Fahima Saiyed 2014 alumni, now Cyber Security Analyst at BAE Systems

"There’s so much to take from it. There’s so much to learn... We got the chance to meet Tim Peake!

The Space Engineering course is full of opportunities and I think it makes you stand out when you’re applying to universities."

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Sophie Allan Head of Teaching and Learning at the National Space Academy

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Nigel Grainger 2013 alumni, now Finite Element Analyst at Airbus

"I joined the space engineering course because I loved physics and engineering all throughout school and wanted to work in engineering in the future. 

The course opened so many doors for my future by introducing me to different aspects of engineering."

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Mansi Joshi 2014 alumni, now Aerospace Engineering Masters Student at the University of Hertfordshire

"The space engineering course has been the best decision in my career so far. I have had the opportunity to develop my academic skills as well as transferable skills such as teamwork, leadership and delivering presentations. 

I would like to thank all of the exceptional staff for their continual support."

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Student First Year Space Engineering, 2020

"Space Engineering is such a unique and fun course to be a part of. Working in collaboration with the National Space Academy also means that we are provided with insightful and of course AMAZING masterclasses, which is one of my personal highlights of the course! 

One out of the many awesome things has to be the Space Engineering T-shirts you receive!"