Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance (2680)

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2020
Aviation Maintenance Mechanics carry out Flight-Line maintenance and ground handling of a wide range of military aircraft and civil aircraft, from small aeroplanes to passenger airliners, jet fighters and helicopters.
They are expected to carry out approved scheduled maintenance processes and defect rectification within the limits of their authority, to maintain the airworthiness of the aircraft. It involves specialist work, maintaining aircraft serviceability according to approved requirements and work instructions, using relevant hand tools and equipment. They must comply with civil and or military regulatory and organisational requirements.
They will demonstrate their ability to identify defects and problems using the appropriate processes and understand the limits of their authority/approval. They will understand why Standard Operating Procedures are produced for maintaining aircraft and the importance of using them. The Maintenance Mechanic will also assist Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technicians to carry out specialist work, maintaining aircraft systems according to approved requirements and work instructions. The Maintenance Mechanic will recognise and be able to work safely within the airworthiness environment.
This qualification is aimed at learners who work in the Aerospace and Aviation sector as an aircraft maintenance mechanic.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
Individual employers will set the criteria. Employers who recruit candidates without English or Maths at Level 1 or equivalent must ensure that the candidate achieves this requirement and takes the test for Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
On completion of this apprenticeship standard there is a progression route into the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard at Level 3.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following technical knowledge qualification and four mandatory competency qualification units will be completed in a protected environment.

  • Level 2 Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance
  • Level 2 Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualification (working title - currently in development)
  • Level 2 Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Competence) - optional units completed in an active environment

All of the qualification requirements specified in the foundation phase and development phase are mandatory outcomes for the completion and final certification of the Apprenticeship Standard. Each qualification has a core and options approach and employers will select the most applicable pathway and unit options to meet their business requirements. Further detail can be found in the Employer Occupational Brief which is an annex to the Assessment Plan.

There will be an assessment at the end of the development phase where the apprentice will need to demonstrate full competence against the qualification outcomes for knowledge, skills and behaviours, set out in the Standard and Employer Occupational Brief. On successful completion of the employer endorsement phase (sign off) apprentices will be then be put forward to be awarded their Apprenticeship completion certificate.

Level 2

This level is ideal if you're a school leaver with some aircraft maintenance and mechanic knowledge and experience, or you require some skills in your role. You will develop your understanding and practical experience of specific aircraft maintainance processes and airworthiness.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
On completion of this apprenticeship standard there is a progression route into the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard at Level 3.
Level 2 Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance (2680-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2023

Level 2 Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Merit

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  • Last Certification: 31/01/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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