Over 50 students now enrolled on the Middlesex University BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice Degree with CTC WINGS

CTC Aviation, Middlesex University and the Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP) are proud to announce that enrolments on the innovative BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree have now passed 50. Numbers have been steadily growing since launch in January 2014.

The degree, which is jointly delivered by Middlesex University and CTC Aviation and embedded in the CTC WINGS airline pilot career programme syllabus, is rapidly gaining in popularity and is now accepted by the majority of the CTC WINGS Airline Partners as an option.

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. This innovative 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.”

The enrolment of the first 50 students, who will graduate with a BSc (Hons) degree and a professional airline transport pilot’s licence which fully meets all UK CAA requirements, is just one of a number of important milestones reached by the Middlesex University, CTC Aviation and the Aviation Skills Partnership

ASP’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Simon Witts said:

“It continues to be a busy and exciting time for Aviation Skills Partnership and we have been delighted by the interest, enthusiasm and support shown for the professional pilot programme.

The passion and drive from the young people hoping to build an aviation career never fails to impress me, and I am delighted that CTC Aviation and Middlesex University have been able to take these students on board. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development of this programme”.