Certificate in Aviation: Special Purpose Award 

Limerick Institute of Technology 


About the Course 

NFQ Level  Delivery Mode  Duration 
6  Part Time  10 weeks 



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. 

The course is delivered by industry professionals and instructors. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to visit a live aircraft maintenance facility and experience a simulated flying lesson. 

 Certificate in Aviation is a Level 6 Special Purpose Award with 10 ECT awarded on successful completion of the programme. Students are required to submit one assignment weekly for each topic covered. 


Minimum Requirements 

Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of Grade O6 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).

Structure/Content of the Course 

Course topics include; 

  • 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 


Career Opportunities 

This course gives a students good understanding technical understanding of flight operations and can aid successful students in their pursuit of a technical role in the industry. Furthermore, the course seeks to deliver a technical understanding of flight to those already engaged in non-technical roles throughout the aviation industry.