Space Engineering (Enhanced A Level Programme) | Loughborough College

Enhanced A Level Programme in
Space Engineering

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This innovative, two-year course, the only one of its kind in the UK, is for young people interested in Maths and Physics who wish to study an exciting programme leading to Higher Education and employment opportunities in engineering, physics, and mathematics.

You will study for one day per week at the National Space Centre in Leicester and the remainder of the week at Loughborough College.

The course offers a combination of academic and vocational qualifications, equivalent to four A Levels. It provides the opportunity to gain academic Maths and Physics A Levels, alongside a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, which will develop your teamwork, problem solving, project management, workshop, and other employment-related skills.

Course Content

You will study:

  • a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, which covers mechanical, electrical, and electronic principles and applications, as well as engineering design, including CAD, materials, systems, and applications, and maths for engineering
  • A Level Maths
  • A Level Physics

The course will be set in a space context and will be delivered through a combination of formal classes, practicals, workshops, and project work. Assessment will take place through external examinations for the A Levels and coursework assignments for the BTEC elements.


Unique features of this programme include:

  • classes at the National Space Centre and Loughborough College
  • masterclasses led by experts from the space industry
  • industry trips, visits, and speakers
  • opportunities for work experience

Entry Requirements

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

Progression Opportunities

This programme will lead to a wide range of degree courses including physics, mathematics, and engineering degrees, as well as to employment opportunities in the engineering industries.

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Current Vacancies on Indeed

Company: Assystem

Location: Nottingham


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An 2.9% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.


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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full or Part Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19SFH0011

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