Aviation Operations on the Ground Level 2 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.
With the apprenticeship you will achieve the following:
• Level 2 BTEC Diploma Aviation Operations on the Ground
• Level 2 BTEC Certificate Aviation Operations on the Ground
• Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English
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:
Health and Safety within Aviation
Support Flight Operations
Employment Rights & Responsibilities in the Passenger Transport Sector
Recognise airside hazards and minimise risks
Contribute to the maintenance of aviation health, safety and security
Carry out effective communications and information transfer in an aviation environment
Operate specialist equipment in an aviation environment
Inspect and maintain ground power units
Operate an IT system in the aviation industry
Maintain effective working practices in the aviation industry
Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
Deliver reliable customer service
Members of the Watchkeeper launch and recovery team can complete the additional units:
Operate a vehicle airside
Inspect and maintain refuelling systems
How long is the course?
Minimum of one year.
Free to RA personnel if eligible for the apprenticeship, 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.
Aviation Operations on the Ground Level 3 Advanced 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.