18 months

Programme overview:

As an aviation ground specialist you will supervise the safe arrival, turnaround and departure of aircraft at airports, military bases, heliports and other airfields.

Working in a specialist role this programme will help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to complete complex aviation tasks and may include supervision of others to ensure a safe, secure and effective aviation operation.

Roles this programme is suited to:

  • Aircraft handling specialist
  • Aircraft movement specialist
  • Flight operations specialist
  • Passenger operations specialist
  • Air cargo handling supervisor
  • Fire and rescue specialist

Key learning outcomes:

  • Ability to monitor area of responsibility to ensure compliance with aviation legislation and organisational procedures, reporting and/or addressing hazards
  • Operating aviation systems used within own role, identifying faults or errors and knowing what remedial action to take
  • Taking appropriate action to reduce the impact of emergencies, incidents or disruption
  • Dealing effectively with dangerous goods within own area of responsibility
  • Maximising team performance to meet objectives while embracing equality and inclusivity
  • Additional knowledge and skills relating to one of five specialist functions: aircraft handling, aircraft movement, firefighting, flight operations or passenger operations

Qualifications and certification:

Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) level 3 apprenticeship certification

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