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Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME) Professional (degree)

Developing, making and maintaining artillery equipment and explosives.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
60 months
Current funding band
Up to £24,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • how explosives work
  • security awareness
  • problem solving
  • record keeping
  • fire prevention
  • industry regulations
  • project management techniques
  • apprentices will take an ordnance, munitions and explosives professional degree
  • before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship will be eligible to become members of the Institute of Explosives Engineers.

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.