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Aerospace engineer

Creating aircraft components and equipment, specialising in a specific engineering discipline (for example - airframe, design and stress, systems integration, support engineering or manufacturing engineering).

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
  • academic qualifications of 240 UCAS points or above at A level standard (or equivalent)
  • must include maths plus at least 1 other science, technology or engineering subject
  • 5 GCSEs at grades A to C, including maths, English and double science (or an equivalent qualification)
What apprentices will learn
  • engineering process and practices
  • regulatory and quality requirements
  • analytical methods (engineering mathematics)
  • aeronautical sciences
  • material sciences
  • business improvement techniques
  • technical skills that can be applied in a range of aerospace disciplines

Apprentices will achieve:

  • level 2 aerospace and aviation (foundation competence)
  • level 4 engineering and manufacture (development competence)
  • level 5 aerospace engineering (development technical knowledge)
  • employer stipulated level 6 Bachelor Honours degree (BEng) Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
Professional registration

Completion of the apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by the relevant professional engineering institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (IEng).

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Royal Aeronautical Society 0207 670 4300
More Information

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