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Space Engineering Enhanced A Level Programme: at Loughborough College

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs, including Maths at grade A\7, Science Double Award at grade AA (or Triple Award at grade AAB), English at grade B/5, plus another GCSE at grade B/5.
  • You must be highly motivated and committed to a unique and intense programme of learning.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, visit us at an Open Day, email or call 01509 618375.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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    • Student Recruitment
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01509 618 375
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