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Airside operator

Monitoring airfields to make sure of the safe and scheduled arrival, turnaround and departure of aircraft.

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 the employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • aircraft and airport practices and procedures - including aircraft characteristics, airfield operations and marshalling
  • monitoring and controlling conditions - including airfield equipment, lighting, surfaces, systems, bird activity and wildlife
  • dealing with emergencies, disruption and incidents to minimise operational impacts
  • communicating effectively with customers, contractors and staff
  • using routine and special reports - including pilot and weather reports
  • health and safety practices and legal requirements within an aviation environment - including aviation and environmental regulations, hazard recognition and local bye-laws

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

This apprenticeship is supported by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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.

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