Level 3 Course


Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering


Two Years – Full time

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We also offer a Technical Baccalaureate in Aeronautical Engineering in conjunction with CTC Aviation, providing a pathway towards a career as a professional pilot. Further information is available at www.fareham.ac.uk/cemast or in our CEMAST Careers Manual.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-5 including Science, English and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification in Engineering, with a minimum M/D profile, a verifiable equivalent qualification and a satisfactory reference from a previous employer or training provider.


This course will provide you with an understanding of the complex design, manufacture, maintenance and flight characteristics of both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. Our aerospace engineering workshop is well-equipped and features full-size aircraft.

The specialist topics allow you to study particular areas in depth, including:

■ Aircraft flight principles and practice
■ Aircraft workshop methods and practice
■ Engineering principles
■ Aircraft propulsion systems
■ Aircraft gas turbine systems

Assessment is largely by coursework, plus three externally examined modules.

Next Steps

You could go on to an Apprenticeship, Higher Education or employment where specific practical training will be given. By the end of the first year, you will have achieved a nationally recognised Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma qualification. You could also consider joining the RAF or Royal Navy to become an aircraft engineer or pilot.

For further assistance or speak to an adviser please call 01329 815 200