Aviation Maintenance (Knowledge) (4708)

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2017
The qualifications within this suite are included within the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship is for Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector. Qualifications within the 4708 suite relate to the following occupations:
• Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
• Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician

The 4708-30 Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Military) is for learners who are interested in developing the specific knowledge for people who want to work in the Aerospace and Aviation sector within the military.
This Level 3 qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-18, 19+.


This qualification is compulsory for learners working towards their Apprenticeship for Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing) and Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician, within the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the 4708-30 Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Military) will study the following:

Compulsory topics include:
• Military aviation mathematics and science
• Military aviation aerodynamics
• Human Factors (HF) in a military aviation environment

Learners will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:

• Military Aviation Engineering (MAE) policy and regulation
• Military aircraft avionics system principles
• Military aviation engineering trade knowledge
• Military aviation electrical principles
• Maintaining military aircraft electrical systems

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification is specifically for learners who work in the Aerospace and Aviation sector as an aircraft maintenance engineer within the military.  On successful completion of the standard candidates are able to progress to Higher Technician Family of Apprenticeships, such as the Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Engineer Standard.
This apprenticeship could lead to occupations such as:
• Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
• Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the theoretical aspects of the qualification. 

Level 3

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Military) (4708-30)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2020

Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Military)

  • Accreditation No: 603/1392/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ 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: 600 - 600 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Data unavailable
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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