BTEC Level 3 Year One in Engineering - Aeronautical Pathway

The BTEC Level 3 is one year stand alone, full time Engineering course. It provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and maintenance of aircraft/aviation products and systems. The course is both practical, and work related and follows a pathway developed by BTEC.  Learning is achieved through the completion of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will require elements of home study and some assessments will take the form of external assessments.  The course is suitable for school leavers and young adults.

Course Content may include

Year 1: BTEC L3

  • Health & Safety
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Mathematics
  • Theory of Flight
  • Fabrication Processes
  • Electrical Technology
  • Aircraft Maintenance Practices
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

The units are subject to review and might differ from those listed above.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE's at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and Science.  Science or Maths should be grade B/5.  Alternatively a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering (overall Grade Merit) with Merits in the Mathematics and Science units, and GCSE grade C/4 in both English Language and Mathematics.  Satisfactory references, attendance record and interview.

International Entry Requirements

High School leaving Certificate and Grade C or above (Grade B or above in Mathematics or Science).  Satisfactory reference, telephone interview where required.  IELTS 5.0 or an English Language equivalent certificate.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full-time.

Progression

To progress onto the Extended Diploma, each student must achieve both a good result and a good reference from the course team as well as having excellent attendance and punctuality.  Each learner is also expected to have completed 5 days of work experience during the year.  If these conditions are not met, this might result in the student not being able to continue to the Extended Diploma course.

Additional Information

For further information, please contact in the School of STEP, Marios Katzis on 020 8268 2982 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or contact Constance Keenan on 020 8268 2784 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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