Who this course is for
Aircraft Decommissioning Pathway is for people who are looking to pursue a career in the aerospace industry or return to education. Priority will be given to those who:
- Are worried about job security OR have been made redundant and want to find new employment in the aerospace industry.
- Are over 25 years of age.
- Are keen to develop new skills in the fast-growing aircraft decommissioning sector.
What it’s all about
This is a short-term programme aimed at providing people with valuable skills in aircraft decommissioning to improve their employment prospects. The course has been developed to meet the growing industry demand for people with the right skills in this rapidly expanding area.
The process of ‘decommissioning’ involves disassembling and dismantling an ageing aircraft which has been withdrawn from operational service. Up to 90% of an aircraft’s components may be recycled for use on other aircraft, or made available for use in another market, meaning decommissioning has important implications for the environment, as well as the economy.
The course is full-time (9am – 4pm), running for up to six weeks.
Why it’s useful
This course will improve your employability within the aerospace sector. You’ll learn about basic aircraft theory and develop the hand skills required to progress into a role working on an aircraft. A number of the practical modules are certified as EASA Part 147 Approved Aircraft Training, providing participants with industry recognised skill.
You’ll also use aircraft manuals and learn how to interpret engineering drawings, giving you the essential skills for multiple roles within the industry.
On completion, you’ll receive an Aircraft Decommissioning Pathways Certificate, confirming you’ve been ‘trained at Prestwick’ which is recognised across the wider aerospace industry.
Training is delivered by lecturers from Ayrshire College, supported by Chevron Aircraft Maintenance and other industry practitioners.
The course 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.
The course is delivered at the new Skypath Aero Training Centre, Unit 2B, Bravo Freight Centre, 1 McNee Road, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, KA9 2PB
The course is running three times between June and September:
Course 1: 14th June until 23rd July (Finishing at 1.30pm on Monday 14th June) COURSE NOW FULL
Course 2: TBC shortly. Waiting list now open.
Course 3: TBC
The course is provided free of charge to all participants. Support for travel may also be available.
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How to apply
If you’re interested in registering for this course please contact your DWP work coach who will support your application.