To become a qualified and capable aircraft maintenance engineer, you should ideally have a combination of academic qualifications and practical skills. Our practice-based BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice Degree programme provides you with the world- class education and training that airlines and maintenance organisations are looking for in their new recruits.

The degree is part of Aviation Skills Partnership’s pathway to a career in aviation engineering. The work-based nature of the course means that you gain the qualifications, training, and much of the practical experience required towards the issue of your European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) aircraft maintenance engineering licence. The best way to learn about maintaining an aircraft is to work on one, which is exactly what students on our designed courses do.

The degree pathway is available at the brand-new International Aviation Academy- Norwich (IAA-N) or at Marshall AeroAcademy in Cambridge. 

BSc. Honours degree Course Overview:

Year 1: provides the basic knowledge of the principles behind and the practical methods for performing essential engineering tasks; and provides an introduction to the use of design tools, manufacturing techniques and health and safety protocols.

Year 2: will present students with the option of pursuing either an EASA Type-B1 licence (which focuses on the mechanical engineering aspects of aircraft design) or a Type–B2 licence (which focuses on the avionics systems used in aircraft design).

Year 3: for the BSc (Hons) Degree only – covers a range of topics around the aerospace business environment. Students will, for example, learn about a variety of aeronautical engineering issues, including planning, operations, health and safety, regulations and management.
The degree is designed to satisfy all requirements towards gaining a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-66 Category B licence.


International Aviation Academy – Norwich

Aviation Skills Partnership’s unique practice-based degree is delivered by City College Norwich and KLM UK Engineering, validated by the University of East Anglia in our world- first International Aviation Academy. Unlike any other training environment, we have a fully maintained and serviceable Boeing 737 aircraft which enables students to gain relevant and realistic hands-on experience in a safe and controlled environment.

Entry requirements: *

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent

96 (new) UCAS points (or appropriate Level 3 qualification)

Mature students with a relevant industrial background may also be considered Applications from students whose first language isn’t English are welcome.

IELTS (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

*(subject to change – refer to City College Norwich’s website for verification).


Full details and how to apply can be found at:

Apply via UCAS using the course code: H410 (City College Norwich of Higher and Further Education)

Unsure how to apply via UCAS? Email City College Norwich at: . Alternatively, you can contact for any guidance and advice.

Also delivered at the International Aviation Academy Norwich is a Level 2/3 Aviation Engineering course, (in partnership with both City College Norwich and KLM UK Engineering) which provides a solid foundation for progression onto the BSc. Honours degree course. Full details are available on City College Norwich’s website at:

Marshall AeroAcademy

Our Professional Aviation Engineering Practice pathway is available as both a foundation degree (2 years) and BSc. Honours degree (3 years) at the Marshall AeroAcademy in Cambridge. The foundation covers the sections labelled ‘Year 1’ and ‘Year 2’ above.
Students will be taught at AeroAcademy, which is located close to Cambridge Airport and the headquarters of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group; one of the world’s largest independent aerospace companies.
The Aviation Skills Partnership designed courses are delivered by the Marshall AeroAcademy, and the degree is validated by University of South Wales (USW).

Entry requirements available from the Marshall AeroAcademy website.

Intake has now opened and applications can be made at or via UCAS using course code 55Y7.



You can download a course briefing here



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