Aircraft Maintenance - Level 3 Diploma
This course is a continuation of the Level 2 course and gives students the required knowledge to secure a job within an aviation related field or to prepare them for EASA training. Based at our Shoreham Airport Campus, this course combines 90% theory with 10% practical tasks in the College’s aircraft hangar. 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. Our experienced tutors will prepare you to progress to a career in an aviation related field.
Start at Level 3 if you have practical experience in an engineering discipline and at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths, science and English.
- Aviation maths and science
- Electronics and avionics
- Structural materials and components
- Civil aviation legislation
- Mechanical systems
- Gas turbines and propellers
Why this course at the MET?
- Based at a working airfield
- College hangar containing aircraft, engines and components
- Industry-experienced lecturers
Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers a truly unique learning experience; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students work in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.
Surrounded by a busy, working airport and numerous engineering and parts companies, the Shoreham Campus provides a real-world environment in which to study. The tutors and technicians are all industry-experienced, giving them the insight and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment, further study or an apprenticeship.
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:
- Four online multi-choice exams (pass mark 65%)
- Six short essay written exams (pass mark 60%)
- Written reports and assignments
Further study and future careers
To become a fully qualified certifying mechanic, you should go on to complete one year’s practical 'on-job-training' in an airline or maintenance repair organisation.
- Airline mechanic
- Aircraft maintenance engineer
- Military engineer
Aircraft maintenance or related trade
- Examines drawings, manuals and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.
- Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make aircraft engines.
- Replaces engine components or complete engines, installs and tests electrical and electronic components and systems in aircraft.
- Examines and inspects airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
- Maintains, repairs and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts.
- Maintains comprehensive repair logs.
- Learning Strategies
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
- Active Listening
- Active Learning