The Level 3 National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering forms part of our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme and looks to provide you with the core skills and knowledge required to work as an aircraft fitter or unlicensed engineer in the aviation industry. Equivalent to two A-Levels this programme gives you the fantastic opportunity to learn about various aircraft topics including aircraft systems, materials and hardware, hydraulics, propulsion to position you well for a successful career in aerospace.
This course is offered as part of our Apprenticeship programme and is open to Marshall Apprentices and trainees from other companies within the aerospace sector. The entry requirement is 5 GCSE grades A* to C which must include English Language, Mathematics (higher paper) and Science. Enrolment on the course is subject to interview and assessment.
Accredited by BTEC this level 3 QCF qualification is an essential part of our apprenticeship framework. It is designed to provide a highly specialised work related qualification in a vocational setting.
The BTEC National in Aeronautical Engineering has been developed in the engineering sector to:
The course consists of units which have a credit value that when combined gives a total of 120 credits to achieve the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering. Students will take mandatory, and pre-selected units and optional units that reflect the requirements of their future role within the industry.
|Mathematics for Technicians||Mandatory|
|Theory of Flight||Mandatory|
|Principles and Applications of Aircraft Mechanical Science||Mandatory|
|Electrical and Electronic Principles||Required|
|Aircraft Materials and Hardware||Required|
|Aircraft Computers and Electronic Systems||Required||N/A|
|Gas Turbine Engines||N/A||Required|
|Aircraft Maintenance Practices||Required|
|Aircraft Hydraulic Systems||N/A||Required|
|Aircraft Propulsion Systems||N/A||Required|
|Instrument and Indicating||Required||N/A|
All units are assignment based and a strict set of grading criteria is used to give an overall summative unit grade of pass, merit or distinction. BTEC rules apply.
Functional skills are practical skills in English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Mathematics that allow individuals to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. The Apprentice Training Manager will discuss the most appropriate Functional Skill for each student.
This qualification forms the underpinning knowledge element towards achievement of the Apprenticeship framework.
|Part time (1 day per week)|
|AeroAcademy Cambridge (Green House Farm Campus)|
|Part of apprenticeship programme|
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Foundation Degrees are higher education qualifications which combine practical work-based learning with academic study.
Foundation Degrees are developed directly with employers. They provide the work skills relevant to a particular sector of industry or public service, and are an excellent way to combine critical thinking and academic skills with practical experience.
When you successfully complete your Foundation Degree you can use the letters FdEng for engineering courses.
A Foundation Degree is a higher education qualification in its own right. In addition, it is also equivalent to the first two years at university, and there is an option to extend the qualification into a full honours degree.
Applicants to Foundation Degrees will be expected to have three passes at GCSE grade C or above (including Mathematics and English)and have a minimum of 1 x 6 unit award, including A Levels or vocational equivalents, such as AVCEs / GNVQs, or NVQ Level 3.Entry requirements will be listed within the relevant course information.
You will study for a Foundation Degree full-time, which takes two years to complete.
You would be studying for your Foundation Degree at the AeroAcademy which is part of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group located at Cambridge International Airport.
To apply for a Foundation Degree you must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Applications for this course should be submitted via UCAS (Institution code K84, course codes H403 and H411).