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Certificate in Part 21 Design Technician

Status: Open


Level

07

Duration

5 Days

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


Start Date

16/11/2020

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Shannon

Applications are now open for this programme. To apply, download the application form and submit via email to flexible@lit.ie

On successful completion of this course, participants will have a fundamental knowledge of Initial Airworthiness legislation and how it impacts aircraft design and design changes. It will introduce the learner to the theory and practice of Initial Airworthiness and provide them with an opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the development process for major and minor aircraft modification and repairs.

What are the entry requirements?

An aircraft maintenance qualification, aviation qualification at Level 6 or above or extensive experience in the aircraft maintenance industry.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Subjects that you will study on this programme include: 

Legislation of Part 21 Design, TCDS Type Certificate Data Sheet, Certification Specifications/Airworthiness codes, Design Organisation and Means of Compliance, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, Supplemental Type Certificates and Modifications, Flammability and Flammability Testing Part 1, Flammability and Flammability Testing Part 2, Painting, Weight and Balance, Flight Control Balance, Development of a minor modification/repair and presentation of the package to an authority for approval.

  • Year 1

    Title: Part 21 Design Technician

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is give those personnel with an existing knowledge of aircraft maintenance or with a theoretical background in Aeronautical Engineering a fundamental knowledge of Initial airworthiness legislation and how it impacts aircraft design and design changes. It will introduce the learner to the theory and practice of Initial Airworthiness which is essential to work as an aircraft design engineer who should have a thorough understanding of the development process for major and minor aircraft modification and repairs.

     


What are the career prospects?

Part 21 Design Technician is a  Level 7 Special Purpose Award programme aimed at Aircraft Maintenance personnel or those with a background in Aeronautical Engineering and offers them a career path into the area of Initial Airworthiness as an Aircraft Design Engineer.  It also offers more experienced personnel a deeper insight into Initial Airworthiness, in particular, the classification and approval of modifications and repairs.

More Information

Industry led training

Mick Malone Head of Airworthiness at Aero Inspection Part 21 Design Shannon said ‘’We are delighted to be working with LIT and AAV Training on this exciting new Part 21 Design Technician Level 7 Special Purpose Award course.  We believe it will bring a good understanding of initial airworthiness and introduce students to the very interesting world of aircraft design and initial airworthiness. ‘’

Mick explains why he has developed this course, ‘’It’s a great option for those who want to develop their careers as design engineers, I wish this course was available when I was starting off as a design engineer, we are also aware that currently there is a skills shortage of engineers and technicians to work in EASA approved design and production organizations’  from design engineer to  more senior positions.

We are actively addressing this shortage by designing a course which will give our students the opportunity to develop the required knowledge and skills to confidently take up these positions.  It also offers more experienced personnel a deeper insight into Initial Airworthiness, in particular, the classification and approval of modifications and repairs”

Who should attend this course?

Aircraft Engineers,  Technical Records Personnel, Part 21 Design Organisations, Heads of Design, Heads of Airworthiness, Quality Management staff, Design Engineers, Leasing company managers and staff with an interest in design, modification or repair.

Delivery 

The course will be delivered over 5 days as follows: Monday 16th November, Tuesday 17th November, Monday 23rd November, Tuesday 24th November, Monday 30th November, 10am to 4.30pm daily. Please note that these are provisional dates and are subject to change. 

It is proposed to run the course on-site at Atlantic Air Adventure Aviation Centre, Shannon Town, Co Clare. The course will also be available online. In the event that physical classes are not feasible due to the situation with Covid-19 then all classes will be moved to an online format.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study.

You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Assessment

100% Continuous Assessment. Students will complete ten written assignment /case study/report as per the ten sections set out in the indicative syllabus.

Qualification

Certificate in Part 21 Design Technician  (Special Purpose Award, Level 7, 10 Credits)

Application Deadline 

6th November 2020

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Jane Magill, Atlantic Air Adventure Park Co Ltd
Tel: 061 363687 / 087 2037487

Course Fees

Course fee is €1,500
This programme has secured funding under the Aviation Skillnet. Eligible companies and individuals can secure a contribution of 30% towards course fees.  You or your employer should contact Maeve O Neill, at 061 423 622 or maeve@icbe.ie to confirm that you are eligible for support. Subject to terms and conditions.