Through a partnership with Tayside Aviation Ltd, our aviation course lets you gain an academic qualification while you develop the technical and practical flying training to begin the exciting first stages of your career as a professional.
With a focus on work-based learning, our aviation degree is the first in the UK to give you both a BSc Honours qualification and 'ab initio' pilot training. 'Ab initio' training refers to an airline sponsoring and mentoring a student from the start and throughout, hiring them once the student is type-rated and certified.
Covering all of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulated training, you’ll be assessed and recognised for your academic achievements as you get to grips with the training and practice that meets the demands of the industry – and future employers.
*Please note this course is subject to review.
Our work-based learning approach lets you study the academic fundamentals of the industry alongside the necessary hands-on working and training practices.
You’ll get the support and guidance you need to gain your frozen air transport pilots licence (ATPL (F)) as part of your course.
Designed to meet the requirements of partner airlines, you’ll gain an aviation qualification as a Flight Instructor as part of your course.
Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student. While you are an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience.
Depending on your personal interests and career ambitions, you’ll have the unique opportunity to follow one of two employment routes during your final year of study – First Officer or Flight Training Instructor.
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At the start of the programme you will have already gained your Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) and will need to be able to demonstrate that you can reflect on the professional learning you have gained by undertaking the Pilot Review and Professional Development module. You will then proceed through Initial training, Ground School and Flying Training and be examined in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations at the appropriate points and awarded academic credit for completion of:
This programme allows you to study towards a degree while undertaking pilot training and uniquely, the final year of the programme is designed to be fully integrated with the initial stages of your career as a professional pilot. The final year of the degree will allow students two options for employment during the programme (subject to interview/assessment).
Tayside Aviation has a long standing partnership with Loganair and is their first choice for recruiting professional pilots. Tayside Avation also place students with many other airlines. This degree will enhance and accelerate career progression within the industry. Loganair and other airlines recognise that graduates of this degree will feel more confident and prepared to enter what is a very competitive industry.
Flight Training Instructor
You will also have the option of working as a Flight Training Instructor with Tayside Aviation.
Duration: 3 years
Start: January 2020
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