This qualification is approved by the Engineering Council as contributing to the requirements for professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). Learners who wish to gain EngTech registration must undergo a Professional Review by their chosen Professional Engineering Institution, where their competence and commitment is assessed.
BTEC Nationals Aircraft Maintenance (2010)
Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance. This vocational qualification helps level 3 students develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding they need to prepare for their chosen career.
Units offered include theory of flight, aircraft workshop principles and practice, aircraft materials and hardware, and principles and applications of aircraft mechanical science.
- Qualification type:
- BTEC National
- Qualification title:
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance
- Level 3
- Accreditation status:
- Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
- Total Qualification Time (TQT):
- Qualification number (QN):
- Eligible for funding in England for:
16-18 (EFA funding),
19+ Advanced learner loan (SFA funding),
Apprenticeships (SFA funding)
- UK and international
- First teaching:
- Review date:
- 31 December 2019 ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
The Technical Baccalaureate
The Technical Baccalaureate performance measure is a new government initiative designed to offer a high-quality alternative to A levels for young people aged between 16-19 with aspirations to a technical career. It is ideal for young learners who are interested in occupations that require significant theory and technical knowledge and application.
Join the BTEC Nationals international consultation
These new courses are not currently available to international centres.
We’re asking for your feedback to ensure we provide new level 3 BTEC courses which meet your needs and those of your learners.
Once you sign up to the consultation group, we’ll get in touch and ask for your feedback on what features and support you need in your BTEC Nationals in the future.
Why choose this qualification?
Getting ready to teach
Options evenings and open days
Advising students and parents on their options? Explore our BTEC case studies, guides, and posters.
BTEC and accountability measures (England)
Succeed with BTEC
Meeting Local Needs
If you want to add optional units to a BTEC National qualification to Meet Local Needs (MLN), complete the application form below.
To learn more about using Meeting Local Needs units in your BTEC National course, download the MLN guidelines.
Approval for centre-devised units
As our specifications explain, permission will only be granted to add centre or locally devised units to BTEC Nationals in very exceptional circumstances.
This is because we must work within QCF regulations when making any amendments to these qualifications. For example, we must ensure that we don't jeopardise or compromise the original structures and focus, or create duplication and overlap. For these reasons, applying to add centre or locally devised units is a long and complex process which may not be successful.
Please remember that under no circumstances should you start delivering a submitted locally devised unit without approval. To do so could, unfortunately, jeopardise your students' achievements.