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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
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.