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Survival equipment fitter

Maintaining military aircraft and personal survival equipment.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 3 GCSEs grade C (or above), including English and maths

What apprentices will learn
  • basic engineering and maintenance practices and skills
  • standard operating procedures are produced for survival equipment
  • using engineering data, drawings, manuals, specifications and aircraft documentation
  • using hand and mechanical maintenance tools and equipment
  • specialist survival equipment maintenance skills or operations training
  • health and safety practices and regulations relating to aviation
  • level 2 aerospace and aviation (foundation competence)
  • level 3 diploma in aeronautical engineering survival equipment maintenance
  • level 3 aerospace and aviation (development competence)

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.