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First Officer Pilot

Support aircraft captains and commanders during flights.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

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

Candidates must:

  • pass enhanced security and medical checks
  • be at least 18 years old in order to apply for a multi-crew pilot licence and 21 years old for an Air Transport Pilot Licence
What apprentices will learn
  • crew discipline and conduct
  • weather forecast conditions
  • how to monitor all aspects of a flight
  • flight instruments
  • European and international regulations

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

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.