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    The Royal Navy is committed to continual and excellent training. Before you join, we can help with your education. You can either use our excellent facilities at Welbeck College, or we can fund your studies elsewhere.

    Welbeck - The Defence Sixth Form College accepts future Engineering and Technical Officers for the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and MOD Civil Service.

    If you have aspirations to join the Royal Navy as an Engineer Officer and plan on studying maths and sciences at sixth form, you could study at Welbeck.

    • You will study at the brand new College based at Woodhouse Eaves near Loughborough, Leicestershire
    • It is a purpose-built learning institute, with on-site, en suite accommodation, and boasts some of the country's finest, state of-the-art facilities and equipment
      You will study alongside other students pursuing careers in the Armed Forces and MOD Civil Service
    • Apart from the academic side of life, you will also take part in sporting events, social, cultural and leadership activities - all of which will help prepare you for life as a Royal Navy officer
    • On successful completion of your studies at the Defence Sixth Form College you will be awarded an RN-sponsored university place on the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme
    • Fees at Welbeck are means tested. You may be studying and living at the College at little or no cost to your parents
    • You can expect a warm welcome, and the chance to make some real friends, all in the exciting environment of Welbeck

    Our Curriculum

    Our focussed aim is to prepare you to become a high quality Technical or Scientific Officer for Service within an appropriate branch of the Armed Services or Ministry of Defence Civil Service.

    All Welbeck students study four AS-levels and a Communication Skills course, based upon Computing and Communication, in the lower sixth. Mathematics and Physics are compulsory. Your further two choices come from any of the following subjects which form our core curriculum.

    The core curriculum includes:
    Chemistry, Biology, Electronics, Design & Technology (Systems & Control), Computing, Geography, History, Government & Politics, and Business Studies. In the upper sixth you may continue all four subjects to ‘A’ level, or drop one and develop an enrichment subject. Enrichment courses complement your core curriculum subjects but offer a degree of variety to add to your academic profile.

    Enrichment subjects include:
    Further maths AS, Sport & PE AS, Business Studies AS, Critical Thinking AS, Music development and / or a number of e-learning course which cover a wide variety of possible interests.

    The PSHCE programme:
    In addition to the academic programme, a Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) course emphasises moral, spiritual and leadership development. Arrangements are made to accommodate all faiths and the College day usually begins with a brief Service.

"Welbeck's continued success has enabled the Ministry of Defence to invest in a brand new purpose-built site."

Principal Tony Halliwell

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