Where will this course lead?

This course, in combination with the follow on qualifications, HND and BSc, is designed to support you in completing the exam element of the EASA part 147 training certificate if you already have a job role in a relevant industry.

You must also accrue 5 years of practical experience in an aircraft maintenance role in order to be awarded the full training certificate. This can be done alongside your studies or after graduation.

In addition, there are many other aerospace relevant jobs which are available to graduates of either the HND or BSc top-up within manufacturing and repair/overhaul in the Midlands.

The programme has been aligned to the academic requirements for professional recognition as an Incorporated Engineer when combined with the BSc top-up

What will I study?

This course builds on the fundamental knowledge developed in the HNC and is designed to support successful completion of the EASA exams required for the EASA part 147 training certificate when combined with the following BSc top-up

You will study the following level 4 modules:
- Engineering Mathematics*
- Engineering Science*
- Electrical Fundamentals*
- Aircraft Materials and Hardware*
- Aerodynamics*
- Employability Skills+ and Human Factors*

*Aligned to EASA modules
+The Employability skills and Professional practices elements are required to meet national standards for engineering higher education.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

How will this course be delivered?

The course is delivered in a variety of ways including face to face in the classroom with lectures, group activities, discussions and seminars; via practical work; also on-line resources and activities are used in modules for independent learning; support is provided via one to one tutorials.

The Centre for Advanced Aeronautical provision is fully equipped to industry standards including an aviation hangar housing a Jetstream aircraft, a 737 simulator, two wind tunnels, engine test equipment, fluid dynamics test equipment and hydro-pneumatics circuit building equipment.

Please enquire about options for part-time study as attendance will depend on securing work in a relevant industry.

What qualifications will I get?

You will achieve a HNC Aircraft Maintenance Engineering approved by Coventry University

How will I be assessed?

A variety of methods of assessment will be used within the programme, including coursework, assignments, examinations, practical hand-skill assessments, experiments and presentations. Most modules consist of more than one method of assessment.

You will be required to sit additional examinations for the EASA modules.

How do I get a place on the course?

Entry to the course is dependent upon successful interview and meeting the entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Entrants to the course normally possess the following:
- Normally a minimum of two years relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting AND
- A BTEC Level 3 Qualification (MM) or A-level Equivalent in a relevant subject.
- In addition a Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent will normally be required.

What else do I need to know?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TUITION FEES: Some applicants may be required to pay higher fees depending on their entry level qualifications. For example if you already have a degree you may have to pay full tuition fees.

We have a wide selection of library books and electronic books for you to use for this course. There is no set text. You will be expected to supply your own stationery such as folders, paper and pens. Connection to the internet is expected, but facilities are available at College to do this if necessary.

Please note that when you enrol you are accepting that the course content and module descriptions are accurate at the time of publishing and that the course content as described is based on what is possible to deliver under the government advice and social distancing rules at that particular time. In the event of changes made to those rules, by national or local government, the College may need to make further alterations to the published course content. By enrolling with the College, you will be confirming that you are content to proceed with the course as detailed at that time and on the basis that the programme may be subject to reasonable change.

What can I do after this course?

You could continue your studies and apply for the BSc top-up Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Solihull College (approved by Coventry University). The qualification will also provide you with a broad range of Aircraft related Engineering skills which will enable you to progress in your career now and in the future. Working within an aircraft maintenance role for 5 years will enable you to achieve the EASA part 147 training certificate if you successfully complete the EASA exams specified in the HND and BSc top-up Aircraft Maintenance.


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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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