Aerospace Manufacturing (4597)

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2016
These qualifications provide a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills required to flourish in aircraft manufacture. They have been developed to meet the changing needs of this fast-moving industry.

There are 5 pathways covering mechanics, avionics, composite pathways and a unit-based pathway allowing you to choose topics you need to progress.

These qualifications also form the knowledge and practical elements of the Advanced Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship framework (Aerospace pathway).
Learners wishing to enter the aircraft manufacturing industry and technicians wanting to develop their skills, particularly in the use of composite materials and technology.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the pathway that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • Aviation Mathematics and Science for Technicians
  • Aircraft Manufacture
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Aircraft Structural Materials and Components
  • Civil Aviation Legislation.

You will learn in an FE college or on the job in the work environment.

Assessment methods include online testing and a portfolio of evidence.

Is this level right for me?

Level 3
You are probably working as a skilled aerospace production worker or aerospace technician. You have a great deal of technical skill and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of aircraft manufacturing roles including:

  • Skilled aerospace production worker
  • Aerospace engineer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres currently offering the NVQ in Mechanical Manufacturing/Electrical and Avionics Manufacturing (2661), without sanction, will be automatically approved to run the relevant new route. Download the form for automatic approval from the centre documents section.  

No previous experience of the aerospace industry is required. However, learners will find a good grasp of mathematics and scientific principles useful. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you work as a skilled aerospace production worker or aerospace technician. You have a great deal of technical skill and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety and fault correction.

There are five qualifications available at this Level. These comprise mandatory and optional units, which allow you to choose an appropriate qualification, including:

  • Aircraft Aerodynamics and Control
  • Manufacturing Aircraft Structures
  • Electrical and Avionics Fundamentals
  • Installing Aircraft Cables
  • Producing Aircraft Detail Assemblies.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of aircraft manufacturing roles including:

  • Skilled aerospace production worker
  • Aerospace engineer.

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Manufacture (Mechanical Manufacture) (4597-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Manufacture (Mechanical Manufacture)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1925/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 62 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 490 - 490 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Aircraft Manufacture (Composite Assembly) (4597-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2015

Level 3 Certificate in Aircraft Manufacture (Composite Assembly)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1924/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 25 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 185 - 185 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Manufacture (Electrical and Avionics Manufacture) (4597-33)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2015

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Manufacture (Electrical and Avionics Manufacture)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1932/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 475 - 475 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 in Aircraft Manufacture (4597-34)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2015

Level 3 Certificate in Aircraft Manufacture

  • Accreditation No: 600/1967/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 95 - 185 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Manufacture (4597-35)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2015

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Manufacture

  • Accreditation No: 600/1968/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 265 - 315 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

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