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Aviation ground operative

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

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • moving, loading, unloading and servicing a range of aircraft
  • using key aviation systems in line with organisational procedures
  • aviation security procedures and systems and dealing with emergencies
  • identifying, handling and dealing with dangerous goods
  • about air traffic control (ATC) and passenger service operations and control processes
  • specialist aircraft handling, aircraft movement, fire fighting, flight operation or passenger service skills
  • health and safety practices and legal requirements within an aviation environment

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Sheldrake Training Limited 01980 845358
The Colleges' Partnership Ltd 07843 582969
More Information

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