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Aviation ground specialist

Working in a specialist role supervising the safe arrival, turnaround and departure of aircraft at airports, military bases, heliports and other airfields.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • running and supervising aviation operations and teams to complete complex aviation tasks
  • completing and coordinating complex aviation tasks - including working with air traffic control and passenger services operations
  • using key aviation systems - including identifying faults and errors and taking remedial action
  • maintaining aviation security procedures and systems
  • implementing and monitoring emergency procedures and dealing with emergency situations
  • identifying, handling and dealing with dangerous goods
  • specialist aircraft handling, aircraft movement, fire fighting, flight operation or passenger service skills
  • health and safety practices and legal requirements and monitoring them within an aviation environment

None specified.

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.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
The Colleges' Partnership Ltd 01258 457097
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Sheldrake Training Limited 01980 845358
More Information

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