Level 3 in Aeronautical Engineering (equivalent to HSC or A-Level)/BTEC International Level 3

Awarding Body: Pearson BTEC edexcel,UK

Course Details

BTEC International Level 3

  • Duration: 18 Months
  • Total unit: 18
  • Total class per week: 5 days
  • Total class time (Per day): 3 hrs

What are the entry requirements?

A BTEC National Qualification or at least one ‘O’ Level in an appropriate subject or SSC.

BTEC International Level 3 qualifications, available across a range of sectors, equip learners with the specialist knowledge, practical skills and understanding they need to progress along their chosen learning and career paths.

Why BTEC International Level 3?

BTEC International Level 3 are career-based qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education or go straight into employment.

More employers and higher education institutions than ever before are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their academic and practical knowledge and skills.

University Recognition

Universities have indicated that they will consider one or more of the BTEC International Level 3 qualifications as an entry qualification to relevant courses. Students should be aware that university admission criteria are always subject to change and understand the course entry requirements for both subject and grade before applying.

What is the course about?

Foundation programmes

The Level 3 qualifications improve subject knowledge and study skills, and prepare learners for undergraduate course at UK universities.

This course will give you the chance to gain academic qualifications and provide you with relevant practical experience to pursue a career within the aeronautical engineering industry. It will also provide you with a qualification that can lead to higher education. The diploma is of 18 units which follows the BTEC syllabus (Aerospace Mechanical) relating to Aircraft Maintenance in category Airframe, Engine and Avionics, leading you to progress towards HNC/HND, BA/BSc and/or Part 66 licenses.

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 

  • Qualification credit value: a minimum of 180 credits.
  • Minimum credits to be achieved at, or above, the level of the qualification: 135 credits.
  • Mandatory unit credits: 50 credits.
  • Optional unit credits: 130.
  • A maximum of 30 optional credits can come from other QCF BTEC units to meet local needs.

How long does it last?

The course is a full-time qualification, which is normally a two year duration. Currently, students are in college between 18 and 22 hours per week (three and a half days). Students will be required to study an additional 10 hours per week to complete research and assignments.

Who is the course suitable for?

16 – 18 year old school leavers who have an interest in a career in the aeronautical engineering industry.

What grades do I need?

5 GCSE passes at grade C or above (including 2 at grade B or above in Maths, Science or a related subject).

How is the course assessed?

There is a combination of continuous assessment, end of unit tests and assignments.

What is BTEC Level-5

BTEC Level-5 are internationally-recognised higher education qualifications at level 4 and 5 that are equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree, providing progression to both university and employment.

BTEC Higher Nationals provide specialist learning at Levels 4 and 5 in over 40 subjects, offering a cost-effective, vocational pathway to higher education.

BTEC Higher Nationals are delivered at both universities and colleges in 60 countries around the world. They are an ideal choice for students seeking an affordable and relevant route to a degree or employment.

This year over 100,000 students in the UK and worldwide will choose to do a Higher National Certificate Level-4 or Higher National Diploma level-5 to help them progress in their career

What can the course leads to?

If you decide to continue studying, you can progress to a Degree or Level-5 in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering. Alternatively, you could move straight into industry and with the support of your employer, continue your studies to BTEC level-4, or achieve National Vocational Qualifications or the CAA Part 66.

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