Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
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.
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.
The next step is to go on to study at Level 3.
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.
Future careers include:
- Airline mechanic
- Aircraft maintenance engineer
- Military engineer
You will be assessed throughout your course via practical activity observations, academic coursework and industry placements. Assessments are based around ‘real-life’ projects and industry or workplace scenarios including work experience. Your final grade will be awarded as pass, merit or distinction.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.