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Level 5 HND Aeronautical Engineering for England (Full-Time)

Please note, this course is for September 2025 entry.

The HND Aeronautical Engineering for England (HTQ) programme is ideal for students wishing to work within the aviation industry. Students firstly study the HNC Aeronautical Engineering for England and then have the option to progress to the HND.


Designed to help students build technical knowledge and skills, our course focuses on the underlying principles of aeronautical engineering. Students can develop the skills to recognise and alleviate risk, create a safe and efficient operating environment, and assess vital information. With a focus on the future, students can also build transferable skills and learn about the decision-making methods used by industry.

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is at Level 5 (the same as the first and second year of a UK honours degree). It is a seven-unit qualification which involves studying four mandatory core subjects and a further three specialist subjects. The units have been selected to meet a broad range of local industry needs.

Our aeronautical engineering students will be based in our aviation and engineering classrooms, workshops and emulation zone that keep teaching and learning apace with cutting-edge innovation and discovery including the use of virtual reality technologies and a flight simulator.

We have a strong focus on employability, and our training partners and professional connections can give students the chance to immerse themselves in the industry. Our close proximity to East Midlands Airport, along with other regional aviation partners, means students have the opportunity for networking, seasonal jobs and work placements where available.

At ASI Newark, students learn from skilled lecturers who have a high level of working knowledge, based on industry experience. Their teaching is designed to enable students to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of the aerospace and aviation sector.

As well as receiving interesting lectures and seminars, students are also supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions for students within ASI to enrich their learning. Previously we have welcomed speakers from Jet2, British Airways, EasyJet and East Midlands Airport.

Assessments are mainly by assignment with some testing in the analytical subjects. 

As part of the programme, students can choose to take an optional structured pilot training programme delivered by external partners at an additional cost that could lead to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). More details can be found on the ASI webpage here.

This course is a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ). HTQs are technical qualifications that have been developed by employers and awarding bodies so students can develop the skills that employers want.

UCAS Institution Code: L42       UCAS Course Code: H401

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institution Code and UCAS Course code above and click on the Apply Online at UCAS button.

  • Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)

  • Further Mathematics

  • Aircraft Flight Control Systems

  • Aircraft Propulsion Principles and Technology

  • Aircraft Structural Integrity

  • Avionic Systems

  • Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Design and Performance

  • Advanced Turbine Rotary Wing Aircraft Mechanical and Flight Systems

Applicants are required to have:

  • HNC / RQF Qualification in Aeronautical Engineering


  • GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above

  • GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above

EU and International Applicants

  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa

Students will study at ASI Newark for the full duration of the course using our state of the art dedicated and specialist teaching areas. Full-time, one year. Two and a half days per week.

It is expected that students complete between eight and 16 hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:

  • Practical assessments

  • Timed assessments

  • Coursework

  • Written assessments


HNC and HND qualifications are widely recognised in their own right and provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students can top up to degree level with our partner institution, Nottingham Trent University (*subject to validation).


Per Academic Year

  • Home Students - £8,000

  • International Students - £9,500

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

  • Costs Scientific calculator - £20 (compulsory)

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Additional compulsory course costs may be able to be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.

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