Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

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.