Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Competence) (4605)

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2017

Product code 4605

The qualifications within this suite are included within the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard. 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. The apprenticeship is for Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector. Qualifications within the 4605 suite relate to the following occupations:
• Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
• Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter
• Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
• Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician
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. 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.
This apprenticeship could lead to the following occupations:
• Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
• Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter
• Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
• Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician

On-programme

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.

End-point assessment

EPA is through the professional Engineering Institute which is the IMechE.

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