On 25 March 2019, the Specialist Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering (SAME) (24th Intake) and Applied Diploma in Aerospace Maintenance (ADAM) (12th Intake) commenced. SAME is a one-year full-time Cat A1 programme, whereas ADAM is a eight month full-time course conducted by Air Transport Training College.
The SAME programme integrates the WSQ aerospace competency units with specialisation in Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical). Students attending this diploma programme will graduate with a SAR-66 Category A1 Certifying Technicians Training Certificate. Graduates have the option to attain the Cat A1 Licence after fulfilling an additional one year of relevant work experience or to pursue the Foundation Degree in Aircraft Engineering (FdEng) offered by Kingston University London.
The ADAM programme is developed to meet the industry’s need for more non-certifying aerospace technicians and contextualized to comply partially with the SAR-66 Category A1 syllabus prescribed by CAAS for Aircraft Maintenance Licensing.