Certificate in Aircraft Technical Services
Mechanical & Automobile Engineering
Flexible & Professional
** This programme is now closed for applications. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to be added to the Interest List for September 2021 (TBC) **
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.
What are the entry requirements?
1. Applicants are required to hold an aircraft maintenance qualification or viation qualification at Level 6 or above or with relevant industry experience.
2. 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. Please email Springboard@lit.ie stating name of course to request a RPL form.
What modules will I study?
Module 1: 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 2: 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.
Module 3: 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.
The course will run over one academic year from September 2020 to June 2021.
Classes will take place one evening per week from 6pm to 9pm
This programme will be delivered in a Blended format ie. a mix of online and classroom sessions.
Classes will take place in Atlantic Air Adventure Aviation Centre in Shannon Town, Co Clare
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.
This programme will be assessed through 100% continuous assessment.
Certificate in Aircraft Technical Services (Special Purpose Award, Level 7, 30 Credits)
For queries relating to the course
This programme is 90% Springboard+ funded for applicants in employemnt. The funded fee is €300
Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of IrelaSpringboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020