Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

Course units may include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Work Experience in the Engineering Sector
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Aircraft Flight Principles and Practice
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Aircraft Workshop Methods and Practice
  • Composites Manufacture and Repair Processes
  • Manufacturing Joining, Finishing and Assembly Processes
Entry Requirements

It is designed for students who have chosen to focus their learning and career development within the Aeronautical / Engineering sector and who are looking for an engaging and stimulating qualification which will prepare them for progression directly into employment and/or into further study.

4-5 GCSEs grade A- C, including English and Maths (Higher). Students with full Level 2 vocational qualifications preferably in Aeronautical / Engineering with an overall Merit/Distinction and GCSE Maths (Higher) and English grade A- C will be considered. For internal candidates entry requirements may differ. All candidates require a good reference.

Assessment Method

The assessments for this qualification have both theoretical and practical focus which combines various assessment styles/methodologies in order to suit the subject and levels of units contained within it.

All assessment is in accordance with BTEC requirements

Progression Opportunities

After two year course, depending on grades progression to University or employment as Aeronautical / Engineering technician.

Study Methods

Learners have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of work-related contexts.

  • Internal assignments: Work-related assignments set and marked by the centre.

  • External Tasks: Practical, work-related tasks, set and marked by Pearson.

  • Written exams: Written answers to practical questions set and marked by Pearson.

  • Synoptic units: Students can demonstrate that they can apply skills, knowledge and techniques learned across the qualification.

Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass an internally assessed unit, learners must meet all the assessment criteria.

These assessments will take place in specialised teaching areas which maximise your personal and subject development.

You will create a portfolio of evidence based on your learning journey which will bring together your assessed work and include photograph evidence record. This will then be internally and externally assessed.

You will also have weekly tutorial and study skills sessions together with Work Experience.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.