Study aviation at Newcastle College

An aviation course at Newcastle College is taught at our Aviation Academy at Newcastle International Airport, here you will learn in an environment as close to the real thing as it gets. Our aviation courses give you great career prospects thanks to our strong industry links and additional tuition in aviation disciplines.

Engineering students may pursue roles in maintenance, design, supply chain or manufacturing whilst aviation operations students can follow a number of job opportunities in customer service, on board operations and handling air passengers.


Facilities at Newcastle Aviation Academy include:

  • 12,000m² purpose built aircraft hangar

  • multiple training aircraft including a BAE Jetstream 31,Piper Aztec, BAC Jet Provosts and a Boeing 737

  • avionics laboratory with a state-of-the-art avionics

  • an electronics computer-based training suite

  • an aerospace, mechanical and airframe repair workshop.

Links to employers

  • To aid with learning students have experienced trips to the National Museum of Flight, Hartlepool Power Station and the Virgin Atlantic training facility.

  • The Royal Air Force and the Royal Aeronautical Society regularly support students by delivering guest lectures and employability workshops.

Course enrichment

  • Aviation students will have the opportunity to compete in the National Schools Aerospace Challenge, which sees competitors answer a realistic aerospace design challenge, set in conjunction with the Royal Air Force.

  • Students took part in a residential course at Cranfield University’s School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing learning about aircraft and jet engines, taking part in free fall parachuting in a wind tunnel and getting airborne in their Jetstream flying classroom.

  • This year aviation students also enjoyed a skiing trip to France.