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Do I need a pilot degree to become a pilot?

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Whilst you do not need a degree to become a pilot, completing your pilot training through an aviation degree course offers many advantages.

During your aviation degree you will not only learn how to be a skilled pilot, you will also study the industry. This could help you to progress quicker to senior and management roles. On the other hand, it can give you a certain amount of security. Your degree gives you peace of mind and the flexibility to take on another role in the industry. Even if you want to change your career at a later date, completing an aviation degree will save you the hassle of retraining.

On completion of a pilot degree course you will gain internationally recognised qualifications for your vocational airline pilot training. Furthermore, additional training and education modules are available to benefit and enhance your flying career.

Another advantage is that if you meet the eligibility criteria, you will also have access to the United Kingdom government student loan system.