AEROSPACE TASTER COURSE

(Duration: 1 week, 24th-29th January 2022)

AIRCRAFT DECOMMISSIONING PATHWAY

Delivered by Ayrshire College, in partnership with Chevron Aircraft Maintence

6 week training course (full-time)

Who this course is for

This free course is aimed at those who:

  • Are over 25 years of age.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria (are unemployed/under threat of redundancy).
  • Are interested in opportunities within the sector.
  • Would like to gain first-hand experience of a range of roles, including aircraft maintenance and aircraft decommissioning.

What it’s all about

Participants will have the opportunity to visit an aircraft maintenance hangar, gain hands-on practical skills and achieve a First Aid Industry Body qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work (valid for three years), along with a certificate from Skypath Aero Training Centre.

The course runs for one full week, from 9am-4pm:

Day 1 – Introduction to Aircraft Decommissioning 

Meet local aviation industry leaders and tour an aircraft maintenance hangar

Day 2 – Practical Fundamentals Training (delivered by Ayrshire College)  

Gain exposure to some of the common operations carried out by the sector

Day 3 –  Workplace Best Practices

Day 4 – Emergency First Aid at Work

Day 5 – Applied Practical Skills (delivered by Chevron Aircraft Maintenance)


Why it’s useful

This course will introduce you to the aerospace industry and the process of aircraft decommissioning. It will give you an insight into what it would be like to work in the field of decommissioning, helping you to decide if this is an area you would like to pursue and develop further skills in.


Course leaders

Training is delivered by Ayrshire College, supported by Chevron Aircraft Maintenance and an external First Aid practitioner.

The course has been established through a training partnership between Ayrshire College and the University of Strathclyde, in conjunction with industry at Prestwick Aerospace Campus. Other partners include South Ayrshire Council and National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.


Course location

The course is delivered at the new Skypath Aero Training Centre, Unit 2B, Bravo Freight Centre, 1 McNee Road, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, KA9 2PB.


Course dates

The next course will run from Monday 24th January – Friday 29th January 2022.


Cost

The course is provided free of charge to all participants.


Find out more

Please email caroline@sky-path.org or call 01292 848 880


How to apply

If you’re interested in registering for this course, please contact your DWP work coach who will support your application.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

How to recruit

If you’re interested in employing any of the trainees on this course, please contact training@sky-path.org


Skypath Aero Training Centre has been established through a training partnership between Ayrshire College, the University of Strathclyde and Chevron Aircraft Maintenance. Other partners include South Ayrshire Council and National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

Ayrshire College
University of Strathclyde Glasgow
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south ayrshire council

Funded by Scottish Funding Council

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