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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Level 3 at Farnborough College of Technology

Course description

This is a one year programme of full time education in College gaining practical hand skills related to aircraft maintenance together with appropriate theoretical knowledge. On successful completion of the year students will have gained both practical (Performing Engineering Operations) and technical qualifications (Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering).

Course content

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering

Mandatory units

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles

Typical optional units could be chosen from the list below which is not prescriptive

  • Mathematics for Technicians
  • Aircraft Maintenance Practices
  • Theory of Flight
  • Human Factors

Performing Engineering Operations

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Installing Aircraft Mechanical Fasteners
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grades A*-C to include English Language, Mathematics (higher paper) and Science (BTEC Science not accepted); plus a successful reference and interview.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion you will be supported to apply for Apprenticeships with aircraft maintenance engineering companies or other areas of engineering. Alternatively you could progress to further study at Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Farnborough College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

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