Course Code: EC1FE432 Aeronautical Engineering - Level 3 Triple Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now 03 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryStart your journey towards becoming a fully qualified Aeronautical Engineer with the Level 3 Triple Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering. Co-created with industry to allow you to develop the exact skills needed for university and/or employment, this course aims to develop a wide range of engineering skills. There is a strong focus on experimental and practical techniques so you learn to apply your knowledge to real industry scenarios. You will also develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities. This is a challenging and exciting course, featuring industry experience and delivered by enthusiastic expert tutors, all keen to support you towards success. If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your main subject. Entry Requirements4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths along with the following: • A successful interview with a tutor • The ability to study independently • A genuine interest in the subject • Good communication skills • Hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year-old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Personal Protective Equipment Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedBTEC National Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering Industry Placement and Field TripsA mandatory industry placement totalling 20 hours each year makes up part of the course. This placement will take place in one of the Fylde Coast or Wyre’s local engineering companies and is in addition to normal timetabled College hours. Learning and Teaching MethodsMost of the teaching and learning on this course takes place in our dedicated engineering suites and computer-based classrooms. Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. These include plenty of practical activities, designed to develop your understanding of key engineering principles as well as your employability skills. Guest speakers from industry provide real-life insight into your chosen career area. Throughout the course, we will provide you with lots of individual support, including regular target setting and reviews to ensure you remain on track. Timetabled hours per week total 13 and we will expect you to devote an additional 3 hours each week to independent study. Practical sessions account for 60% of the taught element of this course and theory, 40%. The course also features work experience in a relevant placement setting, study skills sessions and a personal tutorial. Expert Tutors 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 technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsThe first year consists of a general engineering overview, with progression to the Aero-specific subjects at the beginning of year 2. There are 3 units in the first year that are exam assessed. You will be in a classroom or workshop for approximately 15 hours a week throughout the course. On top of this you will be expected to complete homework/assignments and an industry placement as well. The Aero-specific modules are all assessed with assignments that require both written and practical work to complete. The first year consists of a general engineering overview, with progression to the Aero-specific subjects at the beginning of year 2. Aero-specific units include: • Engineering Principles • Delivering Engineering Processes Safely as a Team • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems • Specialist Engineering Project • Aircraft Flight Principles and Practice • Aircraft Workshop Methods and Practice • Aircraft Propulsion Systems • Aircraft Mechanical Systems • Aircraft Electrical Systems Other Costs and Equipment NeededThere is no specialist equipment required. Tuition Fees Students who are 18 or under pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and ProgressionThis course is aimed at those who wish to either go on to an apprenticeship with companies such as BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Airbus, or progress to relevant degree-level study, which you can do here at B&FC. Past students are now enjoying rewarding careers with the organisations listed above and other key employers. On completion of the course you will have achieved a Level 3 Extended Diploma. By completing subsequent additional units you could then progress to a degree-level course, either here at B&FC or at another institution. Alternatively, you might choose to specialise in another area of engineering or even start work in the sector straight away. We have excellent relationships with a wide range of employers.