Aerospace & Aviation Science

Train for a career in aerospace - one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.

About Aircraft Engineering

Train for a career in Aerospace – with exciting opportunities to work in Wales and across the world. All our Aerospace and Aviation Science courses are based at our International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT). This iconic centre includes 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 Apprenticeship, as well as industry work placements – all preparing you for a career in the aerospace industry.

Your CAVC

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.

Your Industry

The UK Aerospace industry remains as number two on the world stage and the largest in Europe. £35bn turnover, 123k direct employees and 3.9k Apprentices. Wales is a centre of excellence for Aerospace manufacturing – over 160 companies employ in excess of 23,000 people. It has around 10% of the UK’s aerospace industry which includes 20% of the UK Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) market. Aerospace Wales Forum (2019).

Your Future

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

All Aerospace & Aviation Science courses

Full Time

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Aircraft Engineering
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 International Centre for Aerospace
Aeronautical Engineering
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 International Centre for Aerospace
HND Aeronautical Engineering
Course full
L5 Full Time 21 September 2021 International Centre for Aerospace
BEng (Hons) in Aircraft Engineering
L6 Full Time 20 September 2021 International Centre for Aerospace
Part Time

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Drones - Introduction to Flight Control
L1 Part Time 12 February 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Aero Engineering – Mechanical Basic Hand Skills
L2 Part Time 1 November 2021 21 February 2022 International Centre for Aerospace
Engineering Computer Aided Design - Introduction
L3 Part Time 10 March 2022 International Centre for Aerospace
Robotics and Automation (PLA)
L3 Part Time 13 September 2021 7 February 2022 International Centre for Aerospace
Aeronautical Engineering - Mechatronics / Robotics
L4 Part Time 21 February 2022 International Centre for Aerospace
Part66 B1.1 Licence Distance Learning (Immediate start available)
L4 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
Part 66 B1.1 Licence Distance Learning (PLA)
L4 Part Time 3 September 2021 International Centre for Aerospace
CAA Exams
L7 Part Time Contact us for dates International Centre for Aerospace