Certificate in Aviation Level 6 –  On-Line Delivery

Applications are now open for this programme. To apply, download the application form and submit via email to flexible@lit.ie

The Certificate in Aviation is Level 6 Special Purpose Award and is an exciting opportunity to explore the world of flight and aviation. It introduces learners to some fundamental aspects of aviation and is delivered by industry professionals and instructors. Students may be given the opportunity to visit a live aircraft maintenance facility and experience a simulated flying lesson in a full scale B737 – 800 NG Flight Simulator. This is dependent on social distancing requirements at the time the course takes place.

This course is ideal for those interested in having a foundation knowledge of flight and some of the engineering that makes it possible. Ideal for those considering an aviation career, and also those currently engaged in the industry in non-technical roles, particularly in the aircraft leasing sector.

Start date: 22nd September 2020

Location: On-Line/Shannon

Cost: €525 with Skillnet funding applied.  For more information on Skillnet Funding email: maeve@icbe.ie.

To register go to : https://lit.ie/en-ie/courses/certificate-in-aviation-(special-purpose-award-lev

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of Grade D3 or higher at Ordinary Level in five Leaving Certificate Subjects, or equivalent. Two of these subjects must include Mathematics and a Language (Irish or English).

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.

What modules will I study?

  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Instrumentation
  • The Jet Engine
  • Aircraft Composite Technology
  • Aircraft structures
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • The Air Traffic Control System
  • Flight Theory
  • Flight Control

More Information


The course is delivered over 10 weeks, one evening per week, three hours per evening, 6pm to 9pm. The next proposed commencement date is Tuesday 22nd September 2020.
This programme will take place on site at Atlantic Air Adventure Aviation Centre, Shannon Town, Co Clare and will also be available online. In the event that physical classes are not feasible due to the situation with Covid-19 then all classes will be moved to an online format.

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.


100% Continuous Assessment. The student will be required to produce 1 piece of written work as assigned per topic following a period of self study and using the study material provided.