A career in aerospace engineering will see you working with cutting-edge technology and international companies. Work is carried out on the different components that make up the aircraft and systems. In some companies you may be known as an aeronautical engineer. You'll be concerned with improving flight safety, fuel efficiency, speed and weight, as well as reducing system costs and using developing technologies to meet customer needs.
This course puts learning into the context of the world of work, giving students the opportunity to apply their research, skills and knowledge in relevant and realistic work contexts. This applied, practical approach means learners build the knowledge, understanding and skills they need for career progression or further study. All full-time learners will be expected to attend skills sessions as well as their chosen vocational course. You will also be asked to attend tutorial sessions as part of your full-time course timetable.
What Will I Learn?
The course content reflects the essential knowledge that is required if you are considering a career in the aerospace industry and will include subjects such as:
• Gas turbine engines • Aircraft maintenance • Aircraft materials • Theory of flight • Mechanical principles • Health and Safety for Engineers • Communications for Engineers • Maths • Further Maths • Materials and Hardware • Inspection and Testing • Hydraulics • Propulsion • Engineering project • Engineering design • Principles and applications of aircraft science • Mechanical principles
All full-time learners will be expected to attend skills sessions as well as their chosen vocational course. You will also be asked to attend tutorial sessions as part of your full-time course timetable.
You will require 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English Language/Welsh (First Language), Maths/Numeracy and Science, or another level 2 qualification in with the appropriate selection and grades of units. You will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
Assessment will be undertaken through online knowledge tests and a workshop-based portfolio, in which you record details of work assessments carried out.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.
You will be required to purchase Uniform (T Shirt and Trousers), safety boots & safety glasses (approx £55). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- On successful completion of this course there are many progression routes including higher education in the form of a HNC or Degree. You may be able to move into Industrial Employment at technician level, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in either civil or military organisations.