CTC Aviation, Middlesex University and the Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP) have announced that enrolments on its BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree have now passed 50. Numbers have been steadily growing since launch in January 2014.
The degree, which existing trainees and qualified pilots can also apply for, has been developed to meet the requirements of both a degree and a higher apprenticeship. The combination means that when a student is training independently, or as an apprentice, the requirements for both programmes are met. To be an apprentice the student will need to be employed by a programme partner.
Anthony Petteford, Chief Commercial Officer for CTC Aviation said, “We are delighted our work with Middlesex University and the Aviation Skills Partnership has created a unique offer for the sector. Opting to incorporate the degree into your pilot training can not only provide access to student loans and finance to support the flight training costs, but also enhances your career trajectory.”
Ray Elgy, Advisory Board Member at ASP who also chaired the Programme Board that helped bring the degree to the point of launch said,“This is a programme which makes a significant contribution to increasing accessibility to pilot training and I am really pleased to see the airline recognition and individuals enrolling on this industry initiative. It is great to see that the hard work of all who have contributed to this development is being recognised.”