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Aviation Operations Manager Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 4 End-Point Assessment for Aviation Operations Manager

Who is this Standard for?

With accountability for compliance, safety and security within their area, planning and effective use of resources, processes and procedures are essential to maintaining an effective aviation operation, such as a commercial airport, military base/aerodrome, heliport or other airfield. Specialist roles, all focus around the management of aircraft arrival, turnaround and departure, as well as the environment and facilities, will include knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete complex aviation tasks and will include management of others to enable compliance with regulations through a safe, secure and effective aviation operation. Effective communication and decision making across all levels of the organisation and with stakeholders across the aviation operation are essential. Aviation operations management comprises seven distinct managerial areas within an aviation environment. 

Programme structure

This is a level 4 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months. 

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 19/08/2016 will be assessed against ST0039/AP01

End-Point Assessment methods

  • 2x Written Exams (Core and specialist function)
  • Reflective Essay and Log of Professional Competence
  • 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.

Standard Specification - coming soon. 


The price of the end-point assessment for this standard is:

Remote digital delivery £785

Face-to-face delivery £891

Our pricing is based on the respective assessment plan. Please contact us on 01302 363 277 to speak with a member of our EPA team who will be happy to provide you with any further information regarding our pricing.