Level III Extended Diploma

Quick Facts

Qualification Accreditation Number: 500/7800/8

Course Code : FENDA
Course Type : Full-time
Qualification : Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (QCF)
Credits : 180
Duration : 18 Months
Venue : Main Campus

Key features of this qualification:

The BTEC Nationals in Aeronautical Engineering have been developed in the engineering sector to:

  1. give education and training for employees in the aeronautical engineering industries
  2. give opportunities for employees in the aeronautical engineering sector to achieve a nationally recognized Level 3 vocationally-specific qualification
  3. give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the aeronautical engineering sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Aerospace Engineering or a degree
  4. give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

Rationale for this qualification

The aerospace sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. The BTEC Nationals in Aeronautical Engineering have been designed to give new entrants to the aerospace sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical engineering industries. Many of the units have strong links to the knowledge and evidence requirements of the SEMTA National Occupational Standards and relevant NVQs at Level 3 and will provide learners with opportunities for progression within and into employment. The qualifications have also been designed so that learners can progress into Higher Education, for example to BTEC Higher Nationals and undergraduate engineering degree qualifications.

The BTEC Nationals in Aeronautical Engineering have been designed with flexible qualification structures and provide a wide range of units so that learners can focus on their chosen career or area of interest. The qualifications provide opportunities for learners who intend progressing into senior technician roles as well as for those who are not yet based in industry and wish to gain a sound understanding of aeronautical engineering.

Program Structure

Following units will be covered in a standard program:

  1. Engineering Project
  2. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  3. Theory of Flight
  4. Principles and Applications of Aircraft Mechanical Science
  5. Aircraft Workshop Principles and Practice
  6. Aircraft Materials and Hardware
  7. Human Factors in Aircraft Engineering
  8. Aviation Legislation
  9. Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
  10. Airframe Systems
  11. Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines
  12. Aircraft Electrical Systems
  13. Avionic Systems
  14. Mechanical Principles and Applications
  15. Electrical and Electronic Principles
  16. Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

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