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EDEXCEL BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (QCF)

Course Code: C4057
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 18 Sep 17
End Date: 27 May 18
Time: 09:00-16:30

This one-year, full-time course provides a comprehensive programme of study encompassing a range of core and specialist units.  This course provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills involved in the design and manufacture of aircraft. 

You will develop a broad understanding of aerodynamics, flight mechanics, structures, aircraft systems, materials science, manufacturing processes and project management.  The course provides the key knowledge and analytical skills sets necessary for technical positions in the aerospace sector. 

The teaching and learning activities are supported by laboratory experimentation and demonstration, giving you an opportunity to use and become familiar with many of the analytical tools commonly used within industry.  Assessment of all units is carried out primarily through assignment based work.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

This course is linked to the Aerospace Engineering pathways offered by the University of South Wales.  These courses include the opportunity to achieve EASA PART 66 Aircraft Maintenance qualification.  The specific progression routes are;
• HNC – Entry Year 1 – Full BSc  (HONS) / EASA PART 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering  (Accelerated course)
• HNC – Entry Year 2  – BSc / EASA PART 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document.  Applicants should possess a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject.  Please note that the minimum tariff accepted for this course in previous academic years was 80 points (200 tariff points using old UCAS tariff points system).


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Attendance at an information session is mandatory in order that candidates can make an informed decision regarding their application for this course.

Contact Information

Dr William McEwan: Tel 028 9026 5420 or Email [email protected]