About the course

This course will allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and a career in the aerospace and aviation industry or the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector in general.

Aerospace engineers are important to the large number of functions that go into the design and production of aviation hardware, weaponry, guidance and navigation equipment, space exploration machinery and materials. Job roles include design, maintenance, manufacture and project management. As an aerospace engineer you will use computer aided design (CAD) to design new aircraft, missiles, spacecraft and other technologies, research new methods for the production of products, test prototypes and analyse the results, undertake assessments of new products for safety criteria and ensure new products are viable. You will be required to get involved in the assembly of new products, manage projects ensuring they meet budget requirements and deadlines.

What you will study

The course covers various units including:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system
  • Producing components using hand-fitting techniques
  • Installing aircraft mechanical fasteners
  • Dressing aircraft engines

Assessment

  • Assessment is by observation of practical activities taking the form of a series of assignments developed in the respective practical workshops and written assignments for each unit

Entry requirements

  • GCSE grades A*-C (9-4), in English and Maths
  • Interview and assessment test

Moving forward

  • Successful completion of the course allows progression on to the Engineering City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Employment in the aerospace industry

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