£2.5M Investment in Part 66 Self-Study Courses to Address Critical Aviation Maintenance Skills Shortage

Aug. 25, 2023

To help tackle the global shortfall of engineers in the aviation industry, Resource Group, a leading Part 147 training provider in Europe, will soon be offering a new way for individuals to work towards their Part 66 license.

On Sept. 5, Resource Group will be launching Part 66 Self-Study courses, enabling individuals to work towards a Part 66 license in their own time; reducing the need to take long periods away from work at a time when the industry is in need of every skilled worker available.

The project involved a £2.5m investment to create interactive digital courseware for A1, A3, B1.1, B1.3 and B2 licenses. With input from industry experts and educational specialists to enhance learner experience, the new courseware includes 3D graphics, interactive scenarios and engaging video content, specifically designed to maximize learners’ understanding of course concepts regardless of their preferred learning style.

Managing Director of Resource Group Training Solutions Ian Fitzpatrick, said: “At a time when the aviation industry faces a critical shortage of skilled aircraft maintainers, our new Part 66 Self-Study product offers a cost-effective, flexible, and high-quality solution for individuals wishing to work towards, or extend, their Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance License.

“The ability to study around work and life commitments means working towards a Part 66 license will now be more accessible than ever.

“There are great career prospects out there for licensed engineers and we expect this product to meet the growing industry demand for skilled workers. We are already experiencing significant interest in our new self-study courses from individuals and businesses alike.”

The courseware includes end-of-module knowledge checks with detailed reports to help learners identify their strengths and weaknesses, as well as timed, mock assessments to simulate the Part 66 examination experience.