Certificate in Aircraft Technical Services (Limerick) (Limerick - Sept 22)

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Limerick-ATS-L7-30 ECTS)
Key Programme Details
Award

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

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Department of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

General Information
Contact

Brigid Della Pace

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS Midlands Midwest request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/07/2022

Start Date

29/09/2022

End Date

30/06/2023

About this Course

Aircraft Technical Services providers ensure that the aircraft asset value is maintained for leasing companies and all required maintenance is completed according to regulation defined by the state. These include the initial and continued airworthiness of aircraft and any modifications during its life cycle. These tasks must be documented, technical records are a large value of the aircraft asset up and including to its final scrapping. This course is designed to upskill experienced aircraft maintenance personnel, providing them with knowledge of the required Technical Records, Initial and Continued Airworthiness Management to enable them to enter new roles within the aviation industry as Aircraft Technical Representatives.

Skills shortages in Aircraft Technical Services and training solutions have been identified in partnership with the Regional Skills Forum and industry partners AerCap, Nordic Aviation Capital, Shannon Technical Services, Eirtech Aviation and CAE Parc Aviation, a major aviation recruitment agency and provider of engineering and technical support services to the aviation industry based in Shannon. The team are in regular contact with the regional skills forum manager as the aviation sector is seen as a strategic priority for the region. These companies are actively engaged providing instructors, placing employees on the courses, as well as recruiting graduates regularly. These partners are part of the International Aviation Services Cluster which makes up of about seventy-five aerospace and aviation companies in the region.

As context, Aircraft leasing is centred on complex financial details, it involves the ownership and operation of physical aircraft. These aircraft move between lessors and airlines on a regular basis. All maintenance and exchanges require material checks and administrative tasks. Irish lessors manage €80bn in assets worldwide and there are more than 250 companies involved in the aerospace, aviation and space sectors in Ireland, providing employment for around 42,000 full-time workers. Annually, up to 100 aircraft are transitioned at Shannon, generating an estimated €30 million worth of business to aircraft technical service providers in this field every year. This has increased due to the volume of aircraft being transitioned because of the Covid19 Pandemic. Locally the Shannon Cluster is a rich pool of students. Nationally, there are 2600 highly skilled jobs directly related to the MRO sector (Maintenance Overhaul Repair) in Ireland. These experienced personnel are ideal candidates for this course as they possess the technical knowledge and experience required for these roles but require key knowledge, which this course provides. Each year there are are 50-70 applications for 35 places showing strong demand.

Identified during ongoing discussions and input over a number of years with industry partner companies CAE Parc Aviation, AerCap, Eirtech Aviation, Shannon Technical Services and others. The growing technical services personnel requirements of these companies have highlighted the skills gaps. This has led to the target cohort of aircraft maintenance personnel and individuals with an aviation related background being identified. Graduates from other third level courses are targets as this course provides them with an opportunity to enter the industry.

Objectives

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 Organisation(CAMO) ensuring compliance with Aircraft Manufactures Maintenance Programmes and governing EASA /FAA regulations, and of Part 21 Design, examining Airworthiness Legislation , its impact on both aircraft design and any minor or major modifications. The course will be delivered by current industry professionals and a number of guest speakers will input during the course.

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

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month
5. Proof of Residency (2019, 2020, 2021)

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.

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.

EXAMS: Assessment is 100% continuous assessment.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €2,550. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €255. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

TUS Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place. ***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status**

Long Description

Aircraft Technical Services providers ensure that the aircraft asset value is maintained for leasing companies and all required maintenance is completed according to regulation defined by the state. These include the initial and continued airworthiness of aircraft and any modifications during its life cycle. These tasks must be documented, technical records are a large value of the aircraft asset up and including to its final scrapping. This course is designed to upskill experienced aircraft maintenance personnel, providing them with knowledge of the required Technical Records, Initial and Continued Airworthiness Management to enable them to enter new roles within the aviation industry as Aircraft Technical Representatives.

ENTERPRISE DEMAND: This certificate programme in Aircraft Technical Services Level 7 is designed in partnership with the Shannon Aviation Cluster in response to demand to address a skills gap in this area and requirements for more personnel to satisfy a growing demand for technical services representatives within this sector. Aircraft Technical Services Level 7 provides an opportunity for experienced aviation technical personnel to enter the aircraft leasing industry as Aircraft Technical representatives.

This programme translates aviation experience into a practical real world skill required during aircraft lease transition phase and is particularly suited to aircraft maintenance personnel.

The course will give the student an opportunity to upskill and transfer their knowledge into practical real world skills.
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 Organisation(CAMO) ensuring compliance with Aircraft Manufactures Maintenance Programmes and governing EASA /FAA regulations, and of Part 21 Design, examining Airworthiness Legislation , its impact on both aircraft design and any minor or major modifications. The course will be delivered by current industry professionals and a number of guest speakers will input during the course.

DEMOGRAPHIC DEMAND: As context, Aircraft leasing is centred on complex financial details, it involves the ownership and operation of physical aircraft. These aircraft move between lessors and airlines on a regular basis. All maintenance and exchanges require material checks and administrative tasks. Irish lessors manage €800bn in assets worldwide and there are more than 250 companies involved in the aerospace, aviation and space sectors in Ireland, providing employment for around 42,000 full-time workers. Annually, up to 100 aircraft are transitioned at Shannon, generating an estimated €30 million worth of business to aircraft technical service providers in this field every year. This has increased due to the volume of aircraft being transitioned because of the Covid19 Pandemic. Locally the Shannon Cluster is a rich pool of students. Nationally, there are 2600 highly skilled jobs directly related to the MRO sector (Maintenance Repair Operations) in Ireland. These experienced personnel are ideal candidates for this course as they possess the technical knowledge and experience required for these roles but require key knowledge, which this course provides. Each year there are are 50-70 applications for 35 places showing strong demand.

TARGET COHORT: Identified during ongoing discussions and input over a number of years with industry partner companies CAE Parc Aviation, AerCap, Eirtech Aviation, Shannon Technical Services and others. The growing technical services personnel requirements of these companies have highlighted the skills gaps. This has led to the target cohort of aircraft maintenance personnel and individuals with an aviation related background being identified. Graduates from other third level courses are targets as this course provides them with an opportunity to enter the industry.

Timetable Info

Online delivery

The course will run over one academic year from Thursday 29 September 2022 to 30 June 2023.
Classes will take place one evening per week (Thursdays) from 6pm to 9pm

Delivery Location

Online delivery.

The course will run over one academic year from Thursday 29 September 2022 to 30 June 2023.
Classes will take place one evening per week (Thursdays) from 6pm to 9pm

Delivery Notes

Online delivery

The course will run over one academic year from Thursday 29 September 2022 to 30 June 2023.
Classes will take place one evening per week (Thursdays) from 6pm to 9pm

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Brigid Della Pace

Address

** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS Midlands Midwest request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Application Procedures

Apply online via Springboard and upload the below supporting documentation.

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

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month
5. Proof of Residency (2019, 2020, 2021)

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under TUS RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

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 each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

EXAMS: Assessment is 100% continuous assessment.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €2,550. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €255. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

TUS Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place. ***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status**

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