Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence) (4605)

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2016
This qualification has been designed for the Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter apprenticeship standard. The standard has been developed by Employers including BAE Systems, Airbus UK, Rolls Royce, GKN, Marshalls Aerospace and Defence Group and AgustaWestland.

It is a competence qualification which will be undertaken in the foundation phase (first year) of the apprenticeship. This qualification will be taken in conjunction with the Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Knowledge) (4705) qualification.

It is aimed at anyone over the age of sixteen who would like to progress in a career in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. 
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will need to complete three mandatory units.
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
Plus one of the following two:
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Demonstrating personal accountability in an aircraft maintenance environment

 In addition, you will complete four optional units from a range, including:
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Forming and assembling pipework systems
  • Carrying out aircraft detail fitting activities
  • Installing aircraft mechanical fasteners
  • Producing aircraft detail assemblies
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Preparing and proving CNC machine tool programs
  • Assembling and testing fluid power systems
You'll need to be in a suitable learning environment where you will have access to all the resources you need. Assessment is via a portfolio of evidence. For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter standard has two associated occupations one of which you may achieve at the end of your apprenticeship:

  • Aircraft Manufacture Mechanical
  • Aircraft Power Plant Assembly

 

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Although a competence based qualification the assessment would take place ‘off the job’ in a College or Training environment in the foundation phase (first year) of the apprenticeship. To deliver this qualification you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially. 

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable apprentices to achieve the standard.. 

Level 2

At this Level you will be introduced to basic engineering skills including mathematical techniques, reading and interpreting engineering data,  measuring and marking out of materials to carry out precision machining and hand fitting processes and business improvement activities.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter standard has two associated occupations one of which you may achieve at the end of your apprenticeship:

  • Aircraft Manufacture Mechanical
  • Aircraft Power Plant Assembly

Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence) (4605-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2018

Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7310/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VCQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 439 - 789 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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