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Aircraft Technical Services (L7, 30 ECTS)





1 Year


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of this programme is to give participants an opportunity to develop a detailed knowledge of the key aircraft technical services areas. These comprise of Aircraft Records during a lease transition process, Continued Airworthiness Management (CAMO) ensuring compliance with Aircraft Manufactures Maintenance Programmes and governing EASA /FAA regulations, and of Part 21 Design, examining Airworthiness Legislation, it’s impact on both aircraft design and any minor or major modifications.

Certificate in Aircraft Technical Services is developed in partnership with AAV Aviation Services Training and the Aviation industry. 

Designed and delivered by leading experienced industry professionals, the aim of this programme is to give experienced aircraft maintenance personnel an opportunity to develop a detailed knowledge of the key areas relating to Aircraft Technical Services.

What are the entry requirements?

1. Applicants are required to hold an aircraft maintenance qualification or aviation qualification at Level 6 or above or with relevant industry experience.

2.Current CV *must be up to date

 Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should apply to the Flexible Learning Office for consideration. 

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?

Module 1: Aircraft Records
The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a detailed knowledge of the aircraft technical documentation required during the aircraft lease transition process. They will be able to devise a structure, plan and accomplish the Lease Transition checklist requirements, ensuring no documentation gaps within the aircraft’s history. They will be able to evaluate, report and provide feedback during the process, working with the Lessor and Lessee to manage expectations and achieve a successful redelivery of all required documentation.

Module 2: Part 21 Design
The aim of this module is give a fundamental knowledge of Initial airworthiness legislation and how it impacts aircraft design and design changes. It will introduce the student to the theory and practice of Initial Airworthiness, providing a detailed knowledge of the development process for major and minor aircraft modification and repairs.

Module 3: Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation
The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity to students to develop a detailed knowledge of the range of responsibilities of a CAMO department and Maintenance Planning Group, which include the delivery of the aircraft maintenance work package to ensure the aircraft remains fully compliant with the Maintenance Program. On successful completion of this module the student will be capable of completing a Lease Transition CAMO project which includes Induction, Management and Delivery.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Certificate in Aircraft Lease Transition Management. Please click here for further information.

More Information


1 academic year, 3 hours per week.

Thursday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Aircraft Records Technician: 10 weeks : Online

Part 21 Design Technician: 10 weeks : Online

Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation: 10 weeks : Online

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.


100% continuous assessment.


Certificate in Aircraft Technical Services (Special Purpose Award, Level 7, 30 ECTS)

Application Deadline

31st July 2023

General Queries


Academic/Module Specific Queries

Contact: Jane Magill, Atlantic Air Adventure Park

Tel: 061 363687 / 087 2037487




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Applying for Course Place - 

1. Up to date CV

2. Proof of Academic Achievement. 

Applying for Funding for Course Place- 

1. Proof of Status - Employed/Unemployed/Recent Graduate/Returner

2. Proof of Current Residence

3. Proof of PPSN

4. Proof of Eligible Nationality/Visa

5. Proof of Residence for 3 out of last 5 years - 2022, 2021,2020, 2019, 2018. 

Please see for information on eligibility requirements & Acceptable Documents.

This programme is Springboard+ funded in 2023. Successful applicants in employment qualify for 90% Springboard+ Funding and will be liable for the balance of 10% fee of €255. Successful applicants on a qualifying DSP payment qualify for 100% funding. 

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2021. It is also supported by the European Year of Skills 2023.