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Aeronautical Engineering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Brooklands College

Course description

Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking for on the job training and the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
An apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering will develop your employability skills and provide you with valuable skills and experience working in an engineering environment.

You must be working in an engineering environment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week, and have a contract of employment.Aerospace engineers work on the development of aircraft and related technology.

As an aerospace engineer, you could work in research and development, testing or production and maintenance.

You would also be involved with estimating project costs and timescales, attending meetings, writing technical reports and manuals, and giving presentations to managers and clients.


Course content

To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering (job role specific)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (underpinning knowledge)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths, English and ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory units:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Reinstating the Work Area on Completion of Activities

Optional units include:

  • Using Computer Software Packages to Assist with Engineering Activities
  • Conducting Business Improvement Activities
  • General Maintenance Engineering Applications

Entry requirements

You must already be working in an engineering environment.

A minimum standard in Maths and English is required. Typically candidates will have achieved or be expected to achieve minimum grades B in Maths and C in English and once science.

All applicants applying for an apprenticeship will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.


You will attend college full time for 1 academic year and then you will be assessed in the workplace for the remaining duration of your apprenticeship.

You will need to compile a portfolio of evidence within the workplace, which will be reviewed and assessed by an assessor through regular workplace visits, in order to achieve the NVQ in Aeronautical Engineering.

If you have not achieved a minimum grade C at GCSE, English and ICT, then you will be required to take external and internal examinations for functional skills in each subject.

Future opportunities

You may find opportunities with major airline operators in their own engineering divisions. You could also work with smaller engineering companies that are sub-contracted to the larger aerospace firms and manufacturers.

With experience, you could specialise in a particular field, for example aerodynamics, fuel efficiency or space technology. You could also move up to become a project manager or consultant aerospace engineer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooklands College directly.

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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