Engineering | Aircraft Maintenance (Civil Aircraft) | City & Guilds Diploma Level 2
Why this course?
This course provides an introduction to aircraft maintenance engineering that will prepare school leavers for entry into an aircraft apprenticeship scheme or continue their training onto the Level 3 Diploma. This course combines theory and practical tasks in the College’s aircraft hangar.
Surrounded by a busy, working airport and numerous engineering and parts companies, the Shoreham Airport Campus provides a real-world environment in which to study. Our students gain a truly unique learning experience with; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students working in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.
The tutors and technicians are all industry-experienced, giving them the insight and knowledge needed to prepare you for a career in an aviation related field, further study or an apprenticeship.
The College owns five aircraft, as well as many examples of engines and components, and students enjoy a unique learning experience at a working airport location.
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To start at this level you need GCSE maths and science at grade 4 (C) or above and English at grade 3 (D/E) or above.
- Aviation maths and science
- Gas turbine engines
- Electrics and theory of flight
- Electrical and avionic systems
- Airframe construction and systems
Why this course at the MET?
- Based at a working airfield
- College hangar containing aircraft, engines and components
- Industry-experienced lecturers
The campus has a cafeteria serving hot and cold food, and facilities also include a library, and IT suites for your research projects.
Assessment is via multi-choice exams, short essay written exams and written reports.
After this course
After one year at Level 2 most students go on to study Level 3, or seek an apprenticeship or employment.
- Airline mechanic
- Aircraft maintenance engineer
- Military engineer
Work experience or work related experience enables you to develop links with employers, and put all of your skills, knowledge and experience into practice. It provides excellent portfolio content where you can demonstrate how you have taken your learning and applied it in a real setting. This will ensure you have a professional portfolio and provides the extra engagement employers and universities want to see.
Work experience can take a variety of forms such as work with an external company or work related experience working on live projects e.g. commissioned work from an internal or external client.
Your tutors will help and support you to find work experience however, you may wish to use your own contacts to secure your placement.
We encourage all of our students to take part in volunteering – this is great for your CV and demonstrates your willingness to give back something to your community.
You do not have to pay fees if:
- You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status, or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
- AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.