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Apprenticeship training course

Survival equipment fitter (level 3)

Maintaining military aircraft and personal survival equipment.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Military Equipment Fitter
  • Military Survival Equipment Fitter
  • Survival Equipment Fitter
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Safe selection and use of hand and mechanical tools and equipment while carrying out maintenance of survival equipment
  • Use of ground support equipment, including gaseous cylinders and charging equipment
  • Survival equipment functional checks and fault diagnosis
  • Demonstrate their ability to identify and resolve problems using the appropriate processes and understand the limits of their authority/approval
  • Reading, interpreting and understanding engineering data, drawings, specifications, maintenance manuals, computer generated information and aircraft documentation
  • Carry out maintenance of survival equipment pyrotechnics
  • Carry out maintenance of quick release fittings, inertia reels and restraining harnesses
  • Carry out maintenance and repair of life rafts
  • Carry out maintenance of covert emergency locator beacons
  • Carry out maintenance of night vision goggles
  • Carry out maintenance of parachutes
  • Undertake deployed operations training
  • Carry out maintenance of aircrew equipment assemblies and repairs
  • Carry out maintenance of life preservers

Full information on Survival equipment fitter (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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