The Aeros Group has announced the successful validation of their partnership with the University of Huddersfield to deliver a new gold-standard, pedagogical approach to aviation and education training, designed to provide innovative career opportunities for all those involved, both within and without the aviation sector, and to allow the talents of current and potential aviation instructors to be fully recognised as qualified teachers in the Education & Skills sector and top industry training departments.
The specialist PGCE and CertEd courses, to be delivered at the Aeros Gloucestershire Airport campus, provide routes for all aviation-related trainees and professionals, whether or not they have an existing university degree, and are designed to: provide a competitive edge for individuals applying for initial airline employment; support the career progression of existing aviation professionals within the aviation sector; and ensure that successful graduates are also qualified to work in a wide range of non-aviation education and training roles, at any point in the future, if they so desire.
Applicants will have the option of specialising in aviation-related and/or subjects appropriate to Further Education and Lifelong Learning, to reflect the highest aspirations of the individual. This course is also available to individuals from a variety of non-aviation sectors, who wish to qualify to work in education and training, related to their own individual field of expertise.
Not only is funding provided for tuition fees and living expenses through Student Finance but a tax-free government bursary of up to £26,000 (equivalent to a pre-tax salary of approximately £33,000) is also available for applicants specialising in certain shortage subjects. Individuals may choose to focus on more than one subject, and applicants are welcome to specialise in both aviation training and national shortage subjects, ensuring the widest possible employment opportunities.
The training courses that will be offered (with the first intake to start on 29th September 2022) are:
• Certificate in Education – CertEd
• Professional Graduate Certificate in Education – PGCE
• Postgraduate Certificate in Education – PGCE(M)
• Postgraduate Diploma in Education – PgDipE
Those engaged in the more advanced courses, will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge, Master’s-level research, focussing on the effect of teaching and learning on aviation outcomes.The Aeros Group is the only UK CAA/EASA ATO (approved training organisation) within the aviation sector to offer this level of teacher training within a university partnership.
Aryan Arji, Aeros Group Director of Education, who negotiated the partnership says, “I am delighted that this cutting-edge programme will make graduates more competitive for aviation sector careers, support the career progression of those working both within and without the sector, and will qualify individuals to work in a wide range of sectors, including Education & Skills; and industry training departments.”
Dr Lynn Senior, Consortium Director at the University of Huddersfield commented, “This is a really exciting partnership for the university and will provide professional training and recognition for trainers in the aviation sector with the added benefits of opening up doors to further career progression.”
Aeros Group will be making further announcements, including potential new partnerships with Further Education to share expertise and support career progression for all stakeholders. For more information,or if you are looking to enrol, contact: or see our website: