Aircraft Engineering

Aircraft Engineering

About Aircraft Engineering

Train for a career in aerospace – one of the fastest growing industries in the UK with exciting opportunities to work in Wales and across the world. All our Aircraft Engineering courses are based at our International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT). This iconic centre includes classrooms as well as specialist workshops, laboratories and a huge, real-life hangar with aircraft where you will develop your practical skills. The Centre has fantastic links with industry. This means you gain the right knowledge, skills and industry qualifications on your course or Apprenticeships, as well as industry work placements – all preparing you for a career in the aerospace industry.


After CAVC many students progress into employment. This includes Apprenticeships and trainee roles in engineering and aerospace companies across South Wales and beyond. Many other students progress on to a related university course across the UK, with some choosing to stay at ICAT to study our unique BSc (Hons) Aircraft Engineering degree run in partnership with Kingston University.


The UK is the largest Aerospace industry in Europe and second in the world after the USA. £31bn turnover, £27bn exports, 39% growth since 2010, 128k direct employees and 4.1k Apprentices.


The College’s International Centre for Aerospace Training has many links with industry offering opportunities for work experience and placements for CAVC students with the likes of British Airways, AerFin, Cardiff Aviation and GE Aero.

Take a look at where our Aircraft Engineering courses might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!


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Course options

16-18 year olds

Our Aircraft Engineering courses are offered at a range of levels from Level 2 to Higher Education Level.  If you're interested in a career in this exciting industry you can train in our fantastic ICAT Centre for Aerospace Training and benefit from courses that offer great study and career progression opportunities.  


If you're looking to retrain, the Aerospace industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country offering a wealth of opportunities. We offer courses at a range of levels all the way up to degree level. 

Higher Education

CAVC offers a BSc (Honours) degree in Aircraft Engineering in partnership with Kingston Unviersity. The course covers all the essential knowledge, theory and skills required to prepare you for work in the Aerospace industry including topics such as Aerodynamics & Aircraft Electronic and Digital Systems, Turbine Engines and Thermodynamics and Professional Practice. This programme covers the work detailed in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) category B1.1 aircraft maintenance engineering licence syllabus (part-66).