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Aeronautical Engineering - Level 3 Extended Diploma at Blackpool and The Fylde College

Course description

Engineering at Blackpool and the Fylde College is proud of its success rates, last year they exceeded 93%!

We can help you on your pathway into an Engineering career and we have been establishing excellent relationships for many years with BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, EDF Energy, Springfield Fuels, Addison Engineering and Kilgour Industries.

Our investment into your future has led to the development of our fantastic new building, the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC). This £10.5m investment means that we can provide you with state-of-the-art technology including industry standard CNC (computerised numerical control) machines, CAD-CAM, industry quality centre lathes, milling machines and so much more! The environment mirrors the industry you’ll be progressing to and helps you to prepare for the world after education.

Our tutors have come from industry and have a passion and dedication for sharing their years of experience and industry-relevant information with you.

Our courses not only help you on your step-ladder to success in Engineering but also include opportunities in developing industry-relevant skills that you can take into the workplace, to develop maths and English skills, opportunities to progress to Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment.

You pathway to Engineering starts here…

The Level 3 Extended Diploma extends and deepens the specialist work-related focus from the Level 3 Certificate. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work.

Course content

This course consists of four mandatory units:

  • Engineering Project
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Theory of Flight
  • Principles and Applications of Aircraft Mechanical Science

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and Science OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit or equivalent qualification.


Each unit within the qualification has specified continuous assessment and grading criteria which runs throughout the duration of the programme. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction. 

Future opportunities

The course has been developed with support from industry so that modules meet learner and employer requirements. A number of industry guest speakers are utilised throughout the course, and employers also provide an experience of work which provides learners with key contextualisation of learning taking place.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackpool and The Fylde College directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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