What you need to know about the Highfield Level 3 End-Point Assessment for Aviation Ground Specialist
Who is this Standard for?
An aviation operations specialist could work in a number of aviation environments, such as a commercial airport, military base/aerodrome, heliport or other airfield. Specialist roles, all focussed around the arrival, turnaround and departure of aircraft and maintaining an aviation operation, will include knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete complex aviation tasks and may include supervision of others to enable compliance with regulations through a safe, secure and effective aviation operation. These functions may include loading and unloading of aircraft, air traffic control (ATC), movement of aircraft and vehicles airside and the management of passengers both airside and landside. The functions all work as part of a combined team, within which communication with wider colleagues and other stakeholders is essential and the aviation operations specialist plays a key part of a coherent operation.
This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.
Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 03/10/2018 will be assessed against ST0038/AP02.
End-Point Assessment methods
· 2x On-Demand Tests (Core and specialist function)
· Practical Observation
· Professional Discussion
EPA kit - To access the full EPA kit and the Gateway Readiness Report for this standard, please visit here.
Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.
Apprentice Support and Guidance Documents
These documents support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment.