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Ayrshire College is a great place to study an aeronautical course. Their state-of-the-art Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre - based at the Ayr Campus - gives students the best possible training environment for this industry.

Their students work on real aircraft parts, as well as simulators, during their practical work. They also have excellent relationships with every major aerospace employer in Ayrshire, with the likes of GE Caledonian, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems, Ryanair and Collins Aerospace recruiting directly from Ayrshire College.

Ayrshire College Logo

Ayrshire College is a great place to study an aeronautical course. Their state-of-the-art Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre – based at the Ayr Campus – gives students the best possible training environment for this industry.

Their students work on real aircraft parts, as well as simulators, during their practical work. They also have excellent relationships with every major aerospace employer in Ayrshire, with the likes of GE Caledonian, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems, Ryanair and Collins Aerospace recruiting directly from Ayrshire College.

If you’re about to go into S5, the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering option will help you gain the skills you need and find out if this career is right for you.”

If you’re about to go into S5, the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering option will help you gain the skills you need and find out if this career is right for you.”

These are the four aeronautical courses on offer at Ayrshire College and the qualifications you need to apply:

SVQ Performing Engineering Operations – Aeronautical

Three National 4s or equivalent preferably in English and Maths, with one other
relevant subject such as Physics, Practical Metalworking or Practical Woodworking
OR
A relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent

NC Aeronautical Engineering*

Four National 5s or equivalent including Maths and Physics
OR
A relevant NC course at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent

HNC Aircraft Engineering*

Two Highers, ideally in Maths and Physics, PLUS National 5 in English
OR
A relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent, such as Aeronautical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering.

HND Aircraft Engineering

An HNC in Aircraft Engineering

*If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have life experience, they will also consider you for a place on this course, so please call them for a chat.

For more information on the above courses, please visit www1.ayrshire.ac.uk

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