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Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering Pathway) BTEC Level 3 Edexcel Subsidiary Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

This qualification is designed to give you an introduction to the broad range of analytical skills required by an Aeronautical Engineering Technician. You will spend time developing skills and knowledge through a balance of theory and practical lessons, during which you will learn about the theory of flight and aircraft maintenance practices.

To build on your general skills as an engineer you will study maths and science units at level 3 and you will also gain a strong understanding of materials and health and safety.

Towards the end of this course you will be given a taste of more focused elements of Aeronautical Engineering to prepare you for moving onto the Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

The subsidiary diploma is equivalent to one A-level.

Who is the course suitable for?
Those who want to develop their aeronautical skills to become a aeronautical engineering technician or those who are interested in a chance to apply for a Virgin Atlantic Aero Apprenticeship.

Course content

Units Covered:
•  Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
•  Aircraft Maintenance Practices
•  Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
•  Mechanical Principles and Applications
•  Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
•  Theory of Flight

Entry requirements

Learners must have achieved a minimum of GCSE grade B in Mathematics and Science including a minimum of a grade C in English with at least 2 other GCSEs at grade C. Alternatively, a level 2 vocational qualification at merit level that includes Maths and Science units both of which need to be at a minimum of merit level.


All units on the main programme are assessed through written assignments and phase tests for which you will be able to achieve pass, merit and distinction grades.

Financial information

Are there any extra costs?
•  Pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator and a ring binder
•  Steel or composite toe safety shoes or boots (can be arranged by Brooklands College)
•  One piece Brooklands College Engineering Overalls (available on enrolment)
•  Safety glasses.

Cost for boots and overalls approximately £30.
All learners materials - £50

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Future opportunities

The natural progression from this course is on to the Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering. You will be expected as a minimum to have achieved a merit overall and at least a merit in the Maths and Science units to progress.

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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