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Survival equipment fitter

Maintaining military aircraft and personal survival equipment.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 3 GCSEs grade C (or above), including English and maths

What apprentices will learn
  • basic engineering and maintenance practices and skills
  • standard operating procedures are produced for survival equipment
  • using engineering data, drawings, manuals, specifications and aircraft documentation
  • using hand and mechanical maintenance tools and equipment
  • specialist survival equipment maintenance skills or operations training
  • health and safety practices and regulations relating to aviation
  • level 2 aerospace and aviation (foundation competence)
  • level 3 diploma in aeronautical engineering survival equipment maintenance
  • level 3 aerospace and aviation (development competence)

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.