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Win free registration on any of the Sofema Online Learning Path Diplomas.

IFA Scholarship

The IFA has funded a scholarship program since 1979; as we adjust to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic our scholarship programme is also adjusting.

We are pleased to offer a series of scholarships during 2021/2022 enabling individuals to attend either in person or online airworthiness courses kindly donated by IFA members and other organisations.

What Can I Win?

The Autumn 2021 scholarship will provide an individual with free registration on any of the Sofema Online Learning Path Diplomas. The online learning option provides the opportunity to work through the program in your own time and is the perfect way to demonstrate to your employer or future employer that you have achieved a basic understanding of the subject matter across a range of related topics.

The scholarship will cover the registration fees, digital certificates for each course and a hard copy diploma upon completion.

Registration for the Diploma must be made between 1st and 31st December 2021. Courses for the diploma programme remain open during a 12 month period from the start of the Diploma. Each course remains open for 4 months from the individual start date any costs incurred with extensions will be covered by the winner.

Diplomas available are:

  • EASA Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organisation Diploma
  • EASA Aircraft Maintenance Organisation Diploma
  • EASA Flight & Ground Operations Diploma
  • EASA Part 145/147 Instructor Diploma
  • EASA Stores Logistics & Inspection Diploma
  • Aviation Leadership and Management Skills Development Diploma
  • General Aviation CAMO Learning Path Diploma
  • Quality & Safety Competence in an EASA – CAMO & AMO Environment Learning Path Diploma
  • Quality & Safety for EASA Compliant Operations Staff Learning Path Diploma

Who Can Apply?

The scholarship is open to ANY employee, member, apprentice or student of all IFA Corporate and Institutional members or a Professional member. To check if your company/organisation is a current IFA member view the online Members Directory: Corporate Members List, Professional Members List.

How Do I Apply?

To apply, complete the online application, attach your current CV and answer the following questions –

  • Why do you think Continuing Airworthiness is important?
  • How will undertaking a Sofema Diploma assist in your career?

Ready to apply? Start your application now.

Closing date for applications – 30th October 2021

The rules and working of the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship scheme is open to ALL fee paying members of IFA including Professional members, all employees and apprentices of Corporate members and employees, members and students of Institutional members.
  • Nominations are accepted via the online application form.
  • The applications will be assessed and verified by the IFA Secretariat. Accepted applications will be assessed by a panel of IFA Board members, the selected winner will be ratified by the full IFA Board.
  • The selected winner will receive a certificate and will attend either in person or online the offered course.
  • The scholarship will cover the course fees. If attending the course in person then it will also cover the cost of accommodation and food for the duration of the course, it will not cover travel to and from the course, additional accommodation, food, visa or covid testing and pocket money.
  • All winners with the support of IFA will be expected to supply IFA either with a written article, podcast or video chat covering the topic of airworthiness.

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What they say...

“The course sought to provide an insight into the regulatory framework of aircraft certification and maintenance, as well as the organisations involved in this process and their responsibilities. The lessons highlighted the dynamism of this area of aviation, which is necessary in order to guarantee safety in such a rapidly evolving industry, and both the academic and professional lecturers provided valuable insight from their experiences and various practical scenarios which were extremely instructive.
Airworthiness is also one of the key areas of the Department of Aircraft and Spacecraft in the UPM. It is in this department in which I am currently starting my doctoral studies with Professor Cristina Cuerno-Rejado and seeking to develop a career in aeronautical research.”

Alvaro Gomez Rodriguez
IFA 2018 Scholarship winner

This seminar fueled my aviation subject knowledge and gave me a fruitful learning experience. The concepts taught in this course, cleared the air of doubt on what airworthiness is actually all about and how the airworthiness system was structured.

Kiran Varman Srinivasan
2017 IFA Scholarship winner
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