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Aviation Ground Specialist Apprenticeship Standard

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.

Programme structure

This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.

Assessment Plan

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

You can find resources to prepare for and support end-point assessment for this standard here.