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Aircraft Technical Services (L7, 30 ECTS)

Status: OPEN




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.

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. 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 stating name of course to request a RPL form.

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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.

Are there opportunities for further study?

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

More Information


Classes will take place one evening per week (TBC for 2022) from 6pm to 9pm.  This programme will be delivered in a Blended format ie. a mix of 60% online and 40% 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)


01 July 2022

For queries relating to the course




This programme is Springboard funded in 2022. Employed applicants receive 90% funding and the subsidised 10% fee to be paid is €255. Unemployed applicants receive 100% funding.

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