• Aeronautical

    NC Aeronautical Engineering

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year


You’ll be learning in our purpose-built Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre. Discover the intricacies of designing, manufacturing, and maintaining aircraft in an industry that offers incredible career opportunities. If you're passionate about aviation and enjoy fixing things, this could be the perfect course for you. Explore your potential with us!

Entry Requirements

To join this exciting course, ideally you would have four relevant National 5s or equivalent, including Maths and Physics, or have successfully completed a relevant course at SCQF Level 5 and achieved Maths at SCQF Level 5 or above.

If you don’t have all of these qualifications but have a real passion for aircraft and aviation, we may still consider your application.

Course Content

Delve into the fascinating aspects of aeronautical engineering:

  • explore fundamental theories of flight, including aerofoil sections, lift generation, and drag forces
  • examine aircraft systems, covering mechanical, fluid, electrical, and avionic components
  • learn about electrical technology and how it is applied within the aerospace industry.
  • study engineering materials, understanding their properties and structural changes
  • develop your maths and IT skills within an aeronautical engineering context

In our workshop, gain hands-on experience in sheet metalwork, using aircraft grade materials, documentation, tools, and equipment correctly. Learn essential aviation workshop practices, including Health and Safety, interpreting engineering drawings, and manufacturing or repairing a simple aircraft artifact. Throughout the course, you'll build transferable essential skills such as communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

    After this course, you may have the opportunity to:
  • progress to HNC Aircraft Engineering (SCQF Level 7)
  • start your career in aeronautical engineering, exploring roles like aircraft mechanic and sheet metal worker
  • secure apprenticeships or employment with renowned employers like Collins Aerospace, Spirit AeroSystems, Ryanair, and British Airways Maintenance Glasgow (BAMG)

Take the first step toward an exciting future – contact us for more information or to start your application.

Why Choose This Course?

By choosing NC Aeronautical Engineering, you're choosing a pathway to hands-on experience and valuable skills. This course equips you with practical knowledge and versatile cognitive skills, preparing you for a rewarding career in the dynamic aerospace industry. Whether you're a school leaver or looking to switch careers, we're here to support your journey into the world of aeronautical engineering.

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