Discounted Courses

ADS has partnered with world-renowned Cranfield University to provide ADS member employees the opportunity to access a wide variety of discounted post-graduate courses to further their professional development.



All ADS member employees can benefit from 10% discount on over 200 courses across a range of categories and themes including:

  • Aircraft Vehicle Design, Structures, Autonomous Systems
  • Propulsion Engineering
  • Manufacturing courses
  • Through-Life and Design Short Courses
  • Online Learning Short Courses
  • Defence Acquisition Short Courses
  • Counterterrorism Short Courses
  • Military Air and land systems Short Courses
  • Systems analysis and engineering Short Courses
  • Underpinning defence disciplines Short Courses
  • Systems thinking

Visit the dedicated ADS Courses page on the Cranfield University website to access the full course list and apply:

View Courses


How to apply and receive the ADS discount

After selecting your chosen course via the link to Cranfield’s course listing, please DO NOT click Apply now on the course page. You will need to complete the dedicated ADS booking form available here:

Access the ADS Course Booking Form


When you get to the Final submission stage of the application form, you will be asked if you have a voucher or referral code.

To receive the 10% ADS discount on the course fee, simply enter the exclusive ADS code in the box at this stage, before clicking Submit.

The ADS discount code is visible for members on the Member Offers and Discounts page within the Member Area:

View the member discount code


(You must have or register for an ADS member login to access the Member Area.)

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Cranfield bring together aeronautical engineering, materials and manufacturing knowledge with expertise in the security and defence fields.

As the academic provider to the UK’s MOD, and with close commercial partnerships with leading organisations such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing and Rolls-Royce, Cranfield has been at the forefront of aerospace and defence technology for over 60 years.

The university offer a unique gateway for teaching and research, underpinned by advanced facilities, some of which are unique.

From the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and infrared camouflage materials, through to humanitarian de-mining activities, and insights right across the business of flying, Cranfield is providing specialist knowledge to military personnel, emergency services, governments and NGOs in the UK and around the world.