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Aviation Engineering, IAA-N (International Aviation Academy-Norwich), Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


Developed in partnership with KLM UK Engineering this Level 2 Aviation Engineering programme provides students with the hand skills, engineering knowledge and behaviours for work required to progress into Aviation Level 3. This is a one year programme with delivery planned across the City College main campus and the International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Why our college?

Cutting edge facilities

Our aviation engineering courses are taught in the world class International Aviation Academy Norwich

Specialist workshops

All of our engineering students learn in our specialist workshops using the latest equipment and technology

Developed with employers

Our aviation courses have been designed with engineering employers to provide you with what you will need to become a successful engineer

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs including Maths and English at grade A-C /9-4 or a relevant Level 2 Engineering qualification with Maths and English GCSE (grade A-C/9-4).

Learning Outcomes

Level 2 - City & Guilds 2850 achieved in Year One.


To produce and maintain lightweight structures in common use within the aviation and related industries.

Students will be taught about working in engineering, principles of engineering and manufacturing technology.

Maintenance of mechanical devices with an emphasis on aeronautical fasteners including wire locking.

Workshop hand-skills are taught within the extensive college facilities by experienced instructors.


Students will be assessed practically with external online examinations and externally set assignments and projects.


“Attending City College Norwich allowed me to get lots of hands on experience with metal work, which I really enjoyed. I gained a lot of confidence being at college and it made me realise what I want to do.”

Hollie Thomas - Aviation Engineering (2018), currently and Apprentice at KLM UK Engineering


Provided that the year one Level 2 qualification and Maths and English GCSE grades A-C/9-4 are attained, you will be eligible for year two Level 3 qualification with CCN. This consists of EASA Category A delivery by KLM staff (supported by a recognised Level 3 aviation qualification) to be achieved in year two. The Level 3 qualification would allow subsequent progression to either Higher Education and/or entry into an appropriate apprenticeship scheme.

Career Progression

An opportunity to apply for a maintenance apprenticeship with an aircraft engineering organisation and/or higher education qualification within the aviation engineering sector.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop In addition to this there will be costs for Uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Approximate costs £40 Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively, please contact the Advice Shop.