Level 2 Ready for Work in Aircraft Maintenance

A one year, full -time course delivering all the skills and qualifications required to access a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Aircraft Maintenance.


Course Content


  • NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations. (PEO)
  • Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT if necessary.
  • BTEC Level 3 Technical Certificate in Engineering.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs to include Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above and Science at B/5 grade, English Language and ideally a technology subject must also be included. GCSE ICT would also be an advantage. You will be required to produce a satisfactory reference and attendance record. Due to high demand there is a competitive interview process to check for suitability including an entry test prior to a formal interview. At interview, you will be asked to show something that you have produced, assembled or made.

Entrance to this programme will also require a satisfactory result in our entry test and practical hand skills assessment.

International Applicants should consider applying for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering as a substitute for this course.

Duration and Delivery

One year full-time.


Successful completion of this course may lead to an Apprenticeship with an airline subject to their selection process. Candidates should be in a position to apply for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or associated career.

Listed below are a number of companies who have accepted students from this programme into their businesses this year. We have achieved approximately an 80% conversion from starters into paid apprenticeships.


  • British Airways Advanced Aircraft Apprenticeship
  • RAF
  • BAE Systems (Wharton) Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Thomson Airlines Advanced Aircraft Apprenticeship
  • British Airways ‘Aviation Ops on the Ground’ L1/2 Apprenticeship
  • Augusta Westland Helicopters (Yeovil) Craft Apprenticeship
  • FLYBE Exeter Diploma/Foundation Degree

Additional Information

For further information please contact Tony Ball in the School of Engineering on 020 8268 3157 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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