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Aerospace software development engineer

Developing software to support the aerospace industry.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
  • academic qualifications of 240 UCAS points or above at A level standard (or equivalent)
  • must include maths plus at least 1 other science, technology or engineering subject
  • 5 GCSEs at grades A to C, including maths, English and double science (or an equivalent qualification)
What apprentices will learn
  • the fundamentals of software engineering
  • configuration management and software build processes
  • how to develop and apply algorithms
  • application of engineering operations and toolsets
  • engineering mathematics
  • systems engineering
  • modelling and simulation software
  • how to interpret engineering data
  • business improvement techniques

Apprentices will achieve:

  • a level 4 aerospace software engineering (development competence)
  • a level 5 aerospace software engineering (development technical knowledge)
  • an employer stipulated level 6 Bachelor Honours degree (BSc) Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
Professional registration

Completion of the apprenticeship has been designed to be recognized by relevant professional engineering institutions at the appropriate level of registration (IEng).