This is a one-year access course for Level 3 Aviation, for students interested in a career in aviation or engineering maintenance. Candidates develop and practise the skills to carry out aviation and engineering maintenance tasks on both mechanical and electrical components. This course includes working in engineering, principles of engineering technology, principles of maintenance technology, maintenance of mechanical devices and equipment, principles of electrical and electronics technology, and maintaining electrical equipment and systems. This is a Level 2 Engineering Maintenance qualification delivered by aviation staff with a focus on aircraft mechanical and electrical systems.
– Working in engineering
– Principles of electrical and electronics technology
– Principles of maintenance technology
– Maintaining electrical equipment and systems
– Principles of engineering technology
– Maintenance of mechanical devices and equipment
Work placement opportunities: RAF Museum Cosford, PDG Helicopters, Radius Aerospace
Progressing to: Level 3 aviation would be the usual next step, but a Level 3 engineering or general engineering apprenticeship are also suitable options.
Aspirational careers: Aerospace manufacturing, aircraft maintenance or mechatronics technician
4 GCSEs at grade 3 including English or maths
Students will require:
Steel toe capped safety boots/shoes
Navy blue overalls
Notepad/notebook/A4 folder with paper
Suitable pen (black or blue ink)