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Aviation Operations Manager Apprenticeship Standard

We are approved to offer end-point assessment services for the Aviation - Operations Manager apprenticeship standard

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 18 months. 

End-Point Assessment methods

  • Written Exam
  • Reflective Essay and Log of Professional Competence
  • Professional Discussion

Highfield plan to be ready to deliver end-point assessments for the Level 4 Aviation - Operations Manager, by 2019. Readiness is defined as having necessary administrative and systems infastructure and associated internal quality assurance policies and procedures to support Highfield's complete end-point assessment service.

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 £897

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.