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Thanks to sponsorship from PPG we are offering £300 bursaries for schools towards one of our Masterclasses for 10 - 14 year olds - find out more here.

Programmes for Students

The National Space Academy has an ever-growing offering for secondary students who are considering a future in the space sector. As well as our curriculum-linked masterclasses that can be booked by teachers and schools for entire classes (find out more here) the Academy offers full and part time courses delivered with excellent external partners for post-16 and post-18, and a wealth of opportunities to meet people working in the sector at the Academy's annual Careers Conferences.


Space Engineering

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The Space Engineering course was the first of its kind to combine the academic rigour of A Levels in Physics and Maths with the hands on and project learning of the Level 3 BTEC in Engineering, all taught with a space context.  This combination has allowed former students to go on to study at university or to take up highly sought after industrial apprenticeships.  The course is now available at multiple sites across the UK, each with their own focus on local aspects of the UK space industry, and all supported by the National Space Academy.

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The UK space sector is vibrant, varied, and growing, and needs new talent particularly in science and engineering.  The National Space Academy runs regular careers conferences to allow young people to find out about the kind of work that exists in the sector and how to increase their chances of finding a job within it.

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Higher Apprenticeships

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Designed for post-18 learners at an early stage of their career working in the space sector, this course takes two years on block release taught by Loughborough College and the National Space Academy.  The course leads to a Foundation Degree in Engineering validated by the University of Leicester.

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Outstanding teachers delivering courses across the UK.

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Online resources for lessons and demonstrations

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