Aircraft Maintenance (Civil Aircraft) | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0253-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Shoreham Airport Campus Entry requirements: This level is for students who have already achieved GCSE maths and science at grade 4 or above and English at grade 3 or above. See the entry requirements tab above for other requirements. Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Civil Aircraft) Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Aero student with plane

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. You will  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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Start dates

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Qualifications required

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.

Topics include

  • Aviation maths and science
  • Gas turbine engines
  • Propellers
  • Electrics and theory of flight
  • Electrical and avionic systems
  • Airframe construction and systems

Why this course at the MET?

  • Based at a working airfield
  • Facilities simulate the real workplace
  • 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

Assessment is via multi-choice exams, short essay written exams and written reports.

Assessment

After this course

Further study

After one year at Level 2 most students go on to study Level 3, or seek an apprenticeship or employment. 

Future careers

  • Airline mechanic
  • Aircraft maintenance engineer
  • Military engineer

Work experience

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.

Course fees

Course fees

This course is free (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.

Unemployed/Benefit Waiver and Level 2 Entitlement

This course is also free if you meet the following criteria:

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 

 AND

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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