RNN Group Learners to be Rewarded with Experience Flights

Rotherham College – part of the RNN Group – announced in June the launch of a BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Aviation Operations from September 2023 in partnership with Quiet Tiger Aviation.  

Thirty-two places were available for students to take part in this two-year BTEC Aviation Operations course which includes real-world air experience flying at local aerodromes as part of the course although only a few remain.  

Quiet Tiger Aviation are additionally providing enrichment activities through an airborne navigation project for 12 learners. The extra-curricular experience will be offered to give 12 introductory flying lessons as a reward to learners from any course across the Group who have both good attendance and academic progress records, and display positive behaviours both inside and outside of the classroom.  

“This is an exciting and innovative reward for our high performing learners and we are delighted to be partnering with Quiet Tiger Aviation with this additional flight and airborne navigation activity.”  

“Many of our learners work really hard to apply themselves to develop their knowledge, learn new skills and show positive behaviours throughout the time they are with us and we want to reward this application by our learners with something different and unique.”

“Learners will develop their essential work skills through meeting new people, communicating and working as a team to plan and fly a route to a remote aerodrome”  

Tracey Mace-Akroyd, Deputy CEO & Principal of the RNN Group

The aviation sector employs around 200,000 people and offers career openings in a range of areas, including aircraft handling, aircraft movement, flight operations and passenger services. The aviation sector is key to creating and supporting global connectivity for people, goods and services in all sectors, it is particularly significant in creating the infrastructure for inward and outward tourism, which is £34 billion.  

British Airways has recently announced a multi-million-pound investment in a new pilot cadet scheme and EasyJet has reopened its Generation easyJet Pilot Training programme this year, making a career as an airline pilot a realistic option for all.  

This new BTEC Aviation course and pathways will support students to gain the essential skills, knowledge and confidence to progress onto higher education or towards employment in a variety of careers including airport security staff, Police Service, Army, RAF, cabin crew, aviation operations, Customs and Excise, prison service routes, operations ground staff, airport and / or airline management, as well as commercial, private and military pilot pathways. Not only that learners could access apprenticeships within Aviation and Travel.  

Learners interested in the BTEC Aviation courses can still apply here for the last few remaining places.  

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