Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Knowledge) (4705)

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2017

Product code 4705

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 have typically achieved 4 GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science. The apprenticeship is for Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector. Qualifications within the 4705 suite relate to the following occupations:

• Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
• Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter

It is a technical knowledge 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 Competence) (4605) qualification. On successful completion of this apprenticeship, learners may progress onto occupations such as:

• Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
• Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter

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.


You will need to complete five mandatory units:

•Principles of Aircraft Materials and Airframe Construction
•Human Factors and Behaviours in Aviation
•Principles of Aerodynamics and the Theory of Flight
•Mathematics and Science for Engineering
•Business Improvement Techniques

Then complete a minimum of two optional units from the following:

•Principles of Aircraft Propulsion
•General Engineering Principles
•Principles of Aircraft Electrics and Systems
•Principles of Welding and Fabrication
•Principles of Aerospace Composite Materials
•Principles of Mechanical Assembly and Fitting
•Principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD)

End-point assessment

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

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