Aircraft maintenance certifying engineer
Maintaining and certifying a range of civil and military aircraft - from small aeroplanes and passenger airliners to jet fighters and helicopters.
4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)
- Typical length
- 48 months
- Current funding band
Up to £24,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have 4 GCSEs at grade B (or above) - including English, maths and physics.
- What apprentices will learn
- aircraft maintenance practices and principles - including aircraft materials, fundamentals of aircraft systems and supervising fault diagnosis and functional checks
- aviation safety practices and principles - including military and civil air legislation and requirements and human attitudes and behaviours
- aviation mathematical techniques, formulas, calculations and physics
- maintaining aircraft airworthiness - including inspecting and repairing major aircraft assemblies, components and systems and identifying damage, fatigue and corrosion
- maintaining aircraft airworthiness - including bonding and assembly, sealing and jointing and precision drilling and finishing
- using hand, mechanical and electrical tools and equipment - including ground support and measuring and test equipment
- interpreting and improving engineering data - including aircraft documentation, computer generated information, drawings, maintenance manuals and specifications
- health and safety practices, procedures and legislation within an airworthiness environment
- level 2 aerospace and aviation (foundation competence)
- level 4 aerospace and aviation (development competence)
- certification against the EASA part 66 modules - (B licence)
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:
- achieve level 23 English, and maths and physics (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to B)
- Professional registration
This apprenticeship meets the requirements for engineering technician (EngTech) registration by relevant professional engineering institutions.