Loughborough College

World-class space engineering programme

A unique and world-class space engineering programme in partnership with the National Space Academy that combines A-Levels and engineering together to be the most academically challenging course for 16-19 year olds in the country.  

In a ground-breaking collaboration since 2012, Loughborough College has partnered with the National Space Centre in Leicester to offer a world-class and innovative Space Engineering programme. The Level 3 programme gives students a distinct advantage in contributing to humanity’s exploration of the universe and prepares them for the rigours of working in the thriving aerospace industry.

As the only course of its kind, this academically intensive course blends A-Level Mathematics and A-Level Physics with a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering, which is equivalent to four A-Levels. Students on this course benefit from masterclasses conducted by space industry experts and gain insights from leading astronauts. Helen Sharman and Tim Peake have both supported learning on the programme. Students enjoy high quality teaching which covers various aspects of engineering co-delivered at the Loughborough College campus and the National Space Centre, giving students access to cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Graduates are actively involved in significant global initiatives across elite industries, including aerospace, aeronautics, manufacturing, and environmental sectors. Their contributions are making a profound impact on the world. This includes a recent graduate of the programme, Tom, who is now part of a leading space initiative, working as the Avionics Lead for a team running a project to build a rocket.