Aeronautical Engineering - Level 3 Extended Diploma (Edexcel)
Qualification Obtained: Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (QCF)
Interested in a career as an aeronautical engineer? This exciting course uniquely follows on from the BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering (with completed aeronautical units) to provide an extra year of teaching for those of you who wish to bolster your credentials by completing a two-year programme, equivalent to three A-Levels. This will improve your chances of employment, working as aeronautical engineers/technicians and/or progression to our HND programme and/or a university degree course.
September 2016 saw the launch of our Advanced Technology Building which is a state of the art facility where students on this course will learn practical skills in a realistic working environment. The modules on this course have been developed through close links with our industrial partners to give students the best start to a successful career in aeronautical engineering. Upon completion of this course will be equipped with the skills and knowledge enabling you to provide twenty first century technological solutions to industrial situations and glimpse into what the future holds for aeronautical engineering.
Course Entry Requirements
4 GCSE's at Grade C or higher including Mathematics, English Language (or Literature) and Science, and successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Engineering course.
Career Options and Progression
By the end of the first year, you will have achieved a nationally recognised Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Engineering. Upon completion of the second year, you will be equipped with a comprehensive set of qualifications that will enable you to progress onto higher education or apprenticeship programmes.
The college offers a Foundation Degree leading to an Honours Degree in Aerospace Engineering awarded by the University of Lancaster, delivered here at the Blackpool and The Fylde College.
Past students have progressed on to renowned aerospace organisations which include the BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce Aerospace.
Modules and Assessment
The course will consist of core units and pre-selected optional units which are a combination of theory, applied theory and practical subjects which will also reflect the prevailing aeronautical industry:
- Theory of Flight
- Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
- Engineering Project
- Principles and Applications of Aircraft Mechanical Science
Example of Optional Units:
- Computer Aided Design
- Engineering Design
- Aviation Legislation
- Human Factors on Aircraft Engineering
- Aircraft Hydraulic System
Each unit has specified grading criteria and continuous assessment through written assignments and controlled assessments which run through out the programme. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Learners may expect to participate in a wide variety of teaching and learning activities including; classroom activities, presentations, practical workshop demonstrations, 1-1 tutorials, lectures, discussion groups and industrial visits.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Each learner is required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of work experience during the course. Although we encourage students to look for work placements independently, we have strong links with local employers which means positions may be offered subject to a quality CV through having a Job Ready Status as well as a successful interview.
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.
You will need to provide your own safety footwear and overalls for practical activities. Click the link below and enter the password B&FC16 for branded products from one of our suppliers.
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All other personal protective equipment will be provided by us. All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities.
You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad.
You will need the following:
- CASIO Scientific Calculator
- Safety Boots
- B&FC Smock coats/long sleeve overalls
Regulation and Accreditation
This is an Edexcel BTEC programme which is awarded by Pearson, the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked.
Terms and Conditions
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