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Aviation Movement Specialist Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 3 End-Point Assessment for Aviation Movement Specialist

Who is this Standard for?

This occupation is found in the Aviation sector, across a range of different types of organisations and employers such as airlines, fixed based operators (FBOs), airports and service providers. This role is found in both general, commercial and military aviation. Aviation Movement Specialists therefore work in a wide range of environments that involve all kinds of landing platforms/runways and aircraft types. This ranges from heliports and small airfields all the way through to multi-runway global airport hubs. Demand for Aviation Movement services will much depend on the scale of operations; for instance when working at a major commercial airport such services are often needed constantly and around the clock. In the military, demand might be less predictable but sometimes intense.

All Aviation Movement Specialists are typically responsible for the safe handling of very expensive aircraft and other vital equipment and the importance of this occupation is highly regarded across the aviation sector.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to move aircraft into position. An aviation movement specialist provides the necessary under wing ground service support to aircraft as required. They will ensure the safe and efficient movement and recovery of fixed and rotary wing aircraft and the safety of other team members involved in aircraft arrival and departures. Aviation Movement Specialists take responsibility for the safety of team members and themselves using highly specialised equipment to move aircraft within an aviation environment in accordance with standard operating procedures. This could mean, for instance, using a tractor to tow a jet airplane into position, so it may take off.

Programme structure

This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 18 months. 

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 13/09/2021 will be assessed against ST0954/AP01.

End-Point assessment methods

·         Multiple-choice test

·         Observation with questioning

·         Professional discussion

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