Teacher and Instructor Training Courses

Our education programmes provide a means of developing an edge, not only through the acquisition of a gold-standard education and training qualification, but through involvement in cutting-edge masters-level academic research.

In addition to supporting the next generation of aviation training professionals, we specialise in teacher and instructor training for lifelong learning, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​including: 14+; Further and Higher Education; Sixth Form Colleges; and Business and Industry Training Departments.

Train with us at Gloucestershire Airport for a chance to advance your career and become qualified to work in a wide range of education and training settings.

This is Aeros

Established in 1986, we have bases in Cardiff, Coventry, Gloucester, Wellesbourne and Doncaster, and have an enviable reputation as the UK’s leading modular flight training school.


Join our Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Training Courses and

rapidly become an airline pilot with AEROS the leading Flight Training provider

Professional Teacher, Lecturer, and Instructor Training

Aeros University Courses 


Get a tax-free bursary of up to £26,000 just to train!

Why Study with Us?


Whether you are currently employed or aspire to work in Aviation, Education & Skills or a wide range of professional industries, the provision of high-quality education and training will be fundamental to your success and the success of the institutions, with whom you work.


Education and Training not only ensures competency, but allows your company to grow. It is for this reason that industry recruiters are inevitably looking not only for employees who are competent in their own roles, but can support and lead the development of others.

As in many sectors since the start of the pandemic, aviation professionals are adapting to the challenges of a new landscape. Pilots, cabin crew, management and administrators are alongside those who have recently graduated from Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) courses or aviation degrees that are finding that the new normal now requires significantly greater transferable skills and career flexibility.

Our education programmes provide a means of developing an edge, not only through the acquisition of a gold-standard education and training qualification, but through potential involvement in cutting-edge masters-level academic research.

"Whatever your background, we are here to support you in your career, and we look forward to working with you in the future"

Our University Courses

All of the following courses allow you to progress to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status), and apply for teaching employment in the Education & Skills sector.

Certificate in Education (CertEd)

This undergraduate Level 5 course is designed for those that do not have a university degree or equivalent (e.g. fATPL/ATPL). In addition to Level 3 qualifications (A-Levels, BTEC or equivalent), applicants should:

• Have either a HNC, CGLI Advanced, Level 3/4 qualification, or recognised professional qualification (e.g. ATPL written exams)

• Be able to demonstrate appropriate experience in the area they wish to teach

• Be able to communicate in standard spoken and written English.


Professional Graduate Certificate in Education: PGCE

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: PGCE(M)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Advanced PGCE): PgDipE

These three courses are designed for those who have either already completed a degree, or have an equivalent qualification. For qualified commercial pilots, the fATPL/ATPL is considered the equivalent of an undergraduate (Level 6) degree, so such individuals are encouraged to apply.

Which Course Is Best For You?

You can choose to apply either for a standard PGCE course, or for more ambitious options that involve varying degrees of masters level research.

  • The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is the standard undergraduate honours-level qualification.

  • The Postgraduate Certificate in Education – PGCE (M) – includes 60 credits (half of the course) at Masters Level.

  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Advanced PGCE) – PgDipE – is an entirely Masters Level qualification and includes research assignments, designed to develop the field of teaching and learning.

All three of these courses are co-taught with the CertEd, but with differentiated assignments, appropriate to the qualification level.


Those engaged in masters-level research have the potential to contribute to the future of educational research in their own industry or subject specialism.

How are the Courses Designed?

Our education programmes provide a structured means of developing an edge, not only through the acquisition of a gold-standard education and training qualification, but through involvement in cutting-edge masters-level academic research.

Each of our courses last for one year in which you will receive lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops from Aeros Education staff and our Huddersfield University partners. You will have the option to contribute to academic research on aviation education both improving your own personal portfolio and helping to drive positive change in the industry.

Entry Criteria

There are entry routes for you, whether or not you have a degree.

Huddersfield University and the Aeros Group welcome applications from those who have significant work or life experience, or from existing aviation instructors. Mature students may not necessarily need to meet the published academic requirements for their chosen course. As an applicant without traditional entry qualifications, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of your motivation, potential, knowledge and ability to study the course of your choice, and the University and the Aeros Group must be satisfied that your work or life experience is equivalent to the qualifications that other applicants will be studying.

How to Apply

Your Journey Begins Today!

To request an application pack, simply apply now and one of our expert team will be in touch.

Your application will be acknowledged by Aeros Education, and will be passed to a specialist team for review

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