Aviation Maintenance (Competence) (4608)

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2017

Product code 4608

The qualification within this suite is included in 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. To deliver these qualifications, centres will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical aspects of the qualification. The qualification within the 4608 suite relates to the following occupation:

• Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
In addition, 4608-50 sits within the Survival Equipment Fitter (Military) apprenticeship standard.
The 4608-30, Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Development Competence) offers progression from L2

The 4608-50 Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Military Foundation Competence) is for learners who are interested in developing the specific skills and competency for people who want to work in the Aerospace and Aviation sector within the Military.

The 4608-60, Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Development Competence) - Military is the progression from L2.

This Level 2 qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-18, 19+.


Learners interested in the Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Military Foundation Competence) will study the following:

Compulsory topics include:
• Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
• Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
• Using and communicating technical information

Learners will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:
• Military aircraft flight servicing
• Servicing Night Vision Goggle (NVG) assemblies
• Military Aircraft Electrical Wiring and Interconnection Systems (EWIS) husbandry
• Basic thought finding techniques for military avionic systems
• Diagnosis, rectification and testing of military avionic equipment

End-point assessment

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

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