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The IASTI® engineering pathway is a new education and training route for those who aspire a career as an aircraft engineer. The pathway has been created with industry for the industry! The IASTI® Engineering Pathway prepares learners for their future as an engineer, combining an accredited qualification with a deeper industry knowledge base, practical experience, industry specific non-technical skills including confidence building and leadership management, as well as industry led theoretical knowledge topics required for an engineer.


The Engineering pathway has been co-designed collaboratively with industry partners and it is co-delivered to ensure that the industry standards, requirements, and integration are maintained. Tech-Enabled learning will be embedded to promote accelerated learning which will allow it to be an immersive and innovative experience. 

Engineering Pathway specifics 

At the start of the course, the Engineering students will study a combined pathway with the Pilot and Ground Operations students. This ensures that all common elements are understood so that when in the working environment, the engineering student will have a foundation understanding of all three key roles involved in dispatching an aircraft.  


After the combined section of the pathway,

the next phase of the course will cover industry

standard fundamentals where students learn IASTI®

essential industry information.  

IASTI® Industry Standard Fundamentals:

  • The UK Aviation Industry 

  • Health and Safety in the Aviation Industry

  • Security in the Aviation Industry 

  • Aviation Geography and Terminology 

  • Airline and Airport Economics 

  • Environmental Impacts of Aviation. 

Once the industry standard modules are complete,

further operations modules are then studied for the

remainder of year 1.

The IASTI practical, at the start of year two will

allow the learners to gain a basic understanding

regarding tooling and equipment used within

aircraft maintenance. This is also focused on industry

requirements and covers all the basic requirements for base and line maintenance practices.  


Following the IASTI practical, the engineering students will then study all relevant modules in order to pass a CAA Part 66 A1 licence. This will cover theoretical knowledge and practical workshops using state of the art Tech Enabled Learning where applicable.  

A Licence Modules

  • Civil Leglislation in Aviation 

  • Human Factors in Aviation 

  • Fundamentals of Electronics and Avionics 

  • Aircraft Aerodynamics and Control in Fixed-Wing Aircraft 

  • Structural Materials and Components in Aircraft 

  • Maintaining Aircraft Structures 

  • Maintaining Aircraft Mechanical Systems 

  • Maintaining Gas Turbine Engines and Propellers

  • Aviation Mathematics and Science for Technicians

Following on from the A licence Modules, the Engineering students will then carry out an OEM course, which ensures that that the engineering students are fully prepared for industry and also transition to Launch1 if that is your chosen pathway.  


On completion of Launch2 by IASTI® the engineering student will be able to enter industry as an aircraft mechanic for an airline or MRO, working in a base or line maintenance facility maintaining jet aircraft, or alternatively, progress to Launch1.  


*3 years of documented maintenance is required on A1 aircraft in accordance with AMC 66.A.30(a) to gain A1 Licence.