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Engineering (Aerospace) BTEC Advanced Diploma Level 3 at Fareham College

Course description

This course will provide you with an understanding of the complex design, manufacture, maintenance and flight characteristics of both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft.

Our aerospace engineering workshop is well-equipped and features a full-size helicopter.

Course content

  • Airframe systems

  • Gas turbines

  • Construction methods

  • Aircraft materials and their properties

  • Theory of flight


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English and Science, or a Level 2 qualification in Engineering.


Assessment is largely by course work.

Financial information

A full CEMAST uniform and safety equipment must be purchased by new students when they join. This will include overalls, steel toe cap safety shoes, safety glasses and a polo shirt to be worn when on campus.

Future opportunities

You can progress on to an Apprenticeship, Higher Education or employment where specific practical training will be given.

By the end of the first year, you will have achieved a nationally recognised Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma qualification.

You could also consider joining the RAF or Royal Navy to become an aircraft engineer or pilot.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2016

Key information


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    • All Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing courses run by Fareham College are conducted at our Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, or CEMAST, campus on the Daedalus airfield in Lee-on-the-Solent.

      The site is the central training facility for over 900 Full Time and Part Time Students, and acts as the main learning centre for students in apprenticeship programmes with our partner companies – BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Virgin Atlantic, Coopervision, Burgess Marine, Jensen Motorsport to mention but a few.

      CEMAST offers future students a choice of career first and course second. Our focus is to provide all of the knowledge that any Student will need to enter their chosen field and effectively prepare them for work and/or higher study.

      The CEMAST curriculum has been created in partnership with local industry leaders to ensure that students gain the most relevant and up to date industry knowledge