Brooklands TeachersBrooklands College is about to become the third college in the UK to start offering the Space Engineering Level 3 Course developed by the National Space Academy.

The school joins Loughborough College and Salford City College in providing 16-18 year olds with A-levels in Physics, and Maths and a BTEC Level 3 in Engineering, all taught through context of space.



The National Space Academy was recently invited to Brooklands College to run a teacher CPD session for the tutors who will be delivering the course, providing them with a comprehensive set of resources and skills to engage their students when the course begins in September 2016.

Led by Andy McMurray, Head of Teaching and Learning at the National Space Academy the session included topics such as:

How many galaxies?Teachers from Brooklands College had previously toured the National Space Centre in Leicester and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to find out about current space topics and the level of growth in the UK space sector.

The CPD was described by the teachers as being ‘fantastic’ with ‘contagious enthusiasm’ for the subject.


Christopher Duff, Regional Project Manager for the National Space Academy in the south of England said: ‘The opportunity for students in the South East to take part in the Space Engineering Course is really exciting, as the UK Space Industry is crying out for more qualified engineers. Having the combination of excellent academic skills and hands on experience will give the students an amazing pipeline into the UK Space Industry’