Aircraft Maintenance | Level 3
Why this course?
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. This course combines 90% theory with 10% 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.
Start at Level 3 if you have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma, or have practical experience in an engineering discipline and at least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) 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
- 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 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
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.