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Aeronautical Engineering - Level 3 (Full-Time) at Newcastle College

Course description

This course will give you the basic technical skills and knowledge you'll need for a career in the aeronautical engineering sector.

Course content

Your studies will be formed of units that fall into the following subject areas:

  • Maths for Technicians
  • The Physics of Aviation
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems
  • Aircraft Avionic and Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft Gas Turbine engines
  • Workshop handskills
  • On Aircraft activities

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs (Grades A to C) or equivalent at pass level including Mathematics, English Language and a Science (Physics/Chemistry).
  • You will also be required to attend an interview.
  • Satisfactory completion of the school induction programme.

If English is not your first language, you will need a Level of English Assessment score of 5.5 or above.


You will be assessed through written assignments and controlled assessments.

Your performance during practical tasks and activities will also be assessed.

Future opportunities

If you successfully complete the course with the required number of UCAS points you could progress to the Newcastle College FdEng Aerospace Engineering course or the Kingston University partnered BSc Aircraft Engineering Course at the Newcastle Aviation Academy.


Unless sponsored by an employer, you will be responsible for paying these fees.

You will require suitable safety boots and overalls for the practical workshop and on aircraft instructional sessions.

You will normally also have to pay for course items such as stationery, books and other equipment. There will also be placements or visits to sites of vocational interest which may also have contributory costs attached.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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