Engineering | Aircraft Maintenance | City & Guilds Diploma Level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0290-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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. Our students 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. 


Course content

  • Aviation maths and science
  • Electronics and avionics
  • Structural materials and components
  • Aerodynamics
  • Civil aviation legislation
  • Mechanical systems
  • Gas turbines and propellers

Entry requirements

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.

Your next steps...

Further study :

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