Aviation Ground Operative Level 2 Standard Apprenticeship


About the course

This apprenticeship is for anyone who is pursuing a IUAS trade route and completing the IUAS Level 2 course. It proves your competence to potential civilian employers that you can work in ground roles in the aviation industry. If you are not in the RA but feel that you are in a suitable role for the course, then speak to our team to find out if you can take it as a standalone qualification.

You will need Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English to qualify you for promotion to Lance Bombardier (if applicable). If you already have Level 1 you will be given the option to progress to Level 2.


With this qualification you will complete several units (as well as Functional Skills) including:
  • Core Skills Knowledge and Behaviours

·        Safety
·        Security
·        Compliance & regulation
·        Communication
·        Inter-personnel Skills
·        Aviation Systems
·        Disruption Incidents & Emergencies
·        Dangerous Goods

  • Specialist Function Flight Operations

·        Support Aviation Operation
·        Operate Aviation Specialist Equipment
·        Ensuring a hazard free airside environment
·        Operate Aviation IT equipment   

How long is the course?

Minimum of one year.


Free to RA personnel if eligible, otherwise £240 for RA personnel (or £65 with SLC). £300 for non RA personnel (or £125 with SLC).


You will have a qualified assessor who will conduct observations on you while doing your normal daily job. You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence.

Where do I study?

At your unit.

What's next
Aviation Ground Specialist Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship.


If you’re in the IUAS trade stream, you will be offered the apprenticeship in your unit, or during your IUAS Level 2 course. For more information or to book your place, speak to your Personal Development Advisor or call the Programme Manager at RACPD on 01980 845732/94322 5732 or 01980 845312/94322 5312.