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Aeronautical Engineering Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

This qualification is the extension of the Level 3 Edexcel Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering Pathway) and looks to provide you with specialised skills and knowledge in aircraft materials and hardware, hydraulics, propulsion, airframes, avionics and more! Many students from this course look to move onto higher education or out to employment. The diploma is equivalent to two A-Leves.

Who is the course suitable for?
Those who want to develop their aeronautical engineering skills to become a aeronautical engineering and the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three.

Course content

Typical Units Covered:
•  Engineering Project
•  Principles and Applications of Aircraft Mechanical Science
•  Aircraft Materials and Hardware
•  Human Factors in Aircraft Engineering
•  Aircraft Hydraulic System
•  Aircraft Propulsion
•  Airframe Systems
•  Avionic Systems

Entry requirements

Learners must have completed the Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering Pathway) and have excellent punctuality and attendance together with a good report.


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.

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•  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

This qualification provides UCAS points for entry into Higher Education. Depending on your overall grade for the qualification you would be in a position to apply though UCAS for a place at a University, typically on an Engineering course of your choosing. Equally you could apply to stay on at Brooklands to study on the HNC/HND qualifications in Aeronautical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering. The Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering is also an option if you wanted to change subject area.

If you would like to go out to employment at this stage then the world is your oyster. You will be a well-qualified aeronautical engineering technician that could make a positive step towards a career in aeronautical engineering.

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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