Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in aircraft maintenance.

This is a one year programme of full time education in College gaining practical hand skills related to aircraft maintenance together with appropriate theoretical knowledge. On successful completion of the year students will have gained both practical (Performing Engineering Operations) and technical qualifications (Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering).

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering - Mandatory units

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles

Typical optional units could be chosen from the list below which is not prescriptive

  • Mathematics for Technicians
  • Aircraft Maintenance Practices
  • Theory of Flight
  • Human Factors

Performing Engineering Operations

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Installing Aircraft Mechanical Fasteners
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
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What Next?

Upon successful completion you will be supported to apply for Apprenticeships with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering companies or other areas of engineering. Alternatively you could progress to further study at Level 3.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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