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Aviation maintenance mechanic (military)

Carrying out maintenance and ground handling of a range of military and civil aircraft within a military environment, including helicopters and jet fighters.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • understanding of airworthiness, including structural inspections and standard operating procedures
  • law and principles of aviation safety
  • scheduled, reactive and specialist maintenance
  • using hand and mechanical tools and equipment
  • using airworthiness documents, for example filling in service and maintenance documents
  • health and safety practices and procedures relating to airworthiness
  • level 2 certificate in aircraft maintenance (military aircraft)
  • level 2 aviation maintenance mechanic (competence)
  • level 2 aviation maintenance mechanic (competence) - optional

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 recognised by the Training Requirements Authority (TRA).

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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