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Apprenticeship training course

Aviation maintenance mechanic (level 2)

Carrying out inspections for maintenance and ground handling of a range of military or civil aircraft, including rotary and fixed wing within an airworthiness environment.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Aircraft maintenance mechanic
  • Aircraft mechanic
  • Base maintenance support mechanic
  • Line support mechanic
  • Unlicensed aircraft mechanic
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Comply with health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Comply with environmental and sustainability regulations and procedures. Identify, handle and segregate resources for reuse, recycling, and disposal.
  • Use information technology and digital systems. Comply with GDPR and cyber security.
  • Collect and use information. For example, aircraft servicing schedules, aircraft technical log.
  • Record maintenance information: paper based or electronic.
  • Communicate with colleagues verbally.
  • Communicate with colleagues non-verbally. For example, standard signals used when marshalling and handling aircraft.
  • Select and use tools and equipment.
  • Follow tool control processes and procedures including tool calibration, storage, and condition.
  • Identify, handle and store aircraft components and parts.
  • Inspect and assess condition of aircraft components and restore to former state, including reinstating access panels.
  • Use simple measuring and test equipment. For example, steel rule, and digital multimeter.
  • Follow work instructions: verbal or written.
  • Comply with statutory military or airworthiness legislation.
  • Identify and mitigate dangers within the air environment. For example, aircraft engines running, intake, and exhaust areas.
  • Identify and report on progress and issues.
  • Prepare the work area prior to the activity. For example, pre-use checks on ground support equipment (GSE), fit and remove aircraft covers, bungs or blanks.
  • Restore the work area on completion of the activity.
  • Comply with aircraft movement procedures. For example, receipt and dispatch or as a member of an aircraft movement team.
  • Replace mechanical system components. For example, engine components, hydraulic system components, air-conditioning components, or pneumatic system components.
  • Replace electrical or electronic system components. For example, electrical power distribution, aircraft lighting, communication, navigation, or cabin equipment.
  • Contribute to team tasks for aircraft maintenance. For example, on engine assemblies, landing gear assemblies, flying control surfaces, door assemblies, aircraft cabin fixtures and assemblies or avionic rack assemblies.
  • Perform aircraft pre and post flight servicing. For example, airframe and systems: (aircraft landing gear assemblies and retraction bays or aircraft wheels and tyres).
  • Perform checks and replenishments. For example, check and replenish (aircraft gaseous system, aircraft hydraulic system fluid levels, engine oil, fuel, or tyre pressures).
  • Clean and visually check aircraft transparencies.
  • Apply external electrical power to an aircraft.
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and quality assurance processes.

Full information on Aviation maintenance mechanic (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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