Course overview

Aerospace Engineering Higher Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

To study this apprenticeship, you will need to be employed in an aerospace role and the support of your employer. By completing the programme you will earn a degree.

You’ll study the history, technology and progress of aircraft and spacecraft.

This highly-specialist course will only run if there are enough applicants that meet the entry requirements. 

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course equips you with industry knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the aerospace design and build process. Other areas studied include study materials and manufacturing, engineering mathematics, stress and dynamics, energy and thermodynamics providing a good grounding in aerospace engineering principles.

What you'll learn

During this course you will learn through various activities inspired by real-life scenarios. You will turn ideas into reality by applying the principles of science and technology to the research, design, manufacture and certification of current and future aerospace vehicles.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are determined at interview stage.

Typically, you might need:

  • 112 Tariff points
  • To be employed in the engineering industry
  • GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language and Grade 5 or above in Maths or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three A Levels including Grade 4 (C) or above in Maths, plus a Pass in a related subject.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You’ll learn through various activities inspired by real-life scenarios and be assessed through a mix of practical activities, projects and presentations. These include lectures, tutorials, workshops, lab sessions, case studies, classroom discussions and project work.

Future career and study opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll be set for a career in the aerospace industry. Job opportunities range from working on the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft to working with helicopters.

Additional costs

There is a requirement to provide your own personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of boots and uniform/clothing. Pens, books, drawing equipment and a scientific calculator, will be required to complete this course satisfactorily.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.