Reference Quantity: ST0010

Particulars of ordinary

The next customary displays employers’ necessities for the abilities, data and behaviours required to be competent within the job roles of Aerospace Engineering and Superior Manufacturing.

Function Profile

Aerospace Engineers will work primarily inside a particular Engineering self-discipline, reminiscent of Airframe, Design and Stress, Techniques Integration, Assist Engineering, High quality or Superior Manufacturing/Manufacturing Engineering. They may give attention to all facets associated to the complete lifecycle of techniques and merchandise. Aerospace Engineers should adjust to statutory rules and organisational security necessities. They need to have the ability to use and interpret engineering information and documentation reminiscent of engineering drawings, stories and laptop generated fashions. They are going to be anticipated to work each individually and as a part of an Engineering crew, usually comprising a number of disparate Engineering disciplines. They are going to be anticipated to design, develop, specify, analyse, check, validate and modify designs and options to fulfill Buyer necessities and In-Service Operations.

The necessities are designed to supply stretch and development.  They may have the ability to work with minimal supervision, taking duty for the standard, accuracy and well timed supply of the work they undertake. They are going to be proactive to find options to issues and figuring out areas for enhancing the enterprise.

Typical Job titles:

Plane Mechanic, Aerospace Engineer, Plane Engineer and Superior Plane Producer 

Information & Abilities

Aerospace Engineeers are capable of exhibit:


  • understanding of the relevant regulatory and high quality necessities because the techniques and merchandise mature by their improvement, qualification and In-Service phases
  • understanding of the engineering course of & practices protecting: mechanical/electrical/digital techniques design, design and stress evaluation eg computer-aided engineering methods, techniques design, integration & check, in-service and thru product life assist, superior manufacturing, aerospace high quality and governance
  • understanding of analytical strategies (engineering arithmetic – algebra, differentiation, perform, geometry, trigonometry, statistics)
  • understanding aeronautical sciences – stress, pressure, static and dynamic techniques, movement, drive, electrical energy and resistance, mass and weight
  • understanding materials sciences – choice and software, constructions, properties and analytical testing


  • complying with statutory, organisational, environmental, well being and security rules
  • making use of analytical strategies (engineering arithmetic – algebra, differentiation, perform, geometry, trigonometry, statistics)
  • a variety of technical ability units that may be utilized in a spread of aerospace disciplines and contexts that might embody analysis, improvement, design, procurement, logistics, planning, manufacturing, high quality assurance, inspection, testing, set up, commissioning, upkeep, life cycle administration, decommissioning and environmental compliance reminiscent of:

    • Planning what must be carried out, when and by whom
    • Making certain that sources can be found and able to reaching the required outcomes.
    • Allocating and deploying sources in a well timed method
    • Finishing/undertaking managing work ouputs/programmes to the required specification
    • Monitoring programmes of labor and report progress to acceptable personnel.
    • Agreeing any amendments to work specification/work necessities
    • Making certain that high quality assurance necessities are adhered to
    • Retaining and storing documentation and data for traceability


Monitoring: The common checking of particular aerospace engineering actions or outcomes to make sure that they’re being achieved in keeping with necessities. Monitoring consists of statement, information assortment, sampling, and could be steady, periodic, on demand, random, scheduled, formal and casual.

Assets: The obtainable means to undertake processes and obtain aerospace work outcomes. Assets embody tools, amenities, finance, materials, individuals, data/information, and are obtained from prospects, suppliers, or from

inside their very own organisation.

Specs are exact technical descriptions of the traits of an Aerospace engineered product or Aerospace engineered course of reminiscent of efficiency, perform, high quality, supplies, aesthetics, life cycle, applied sciences, efficiency/functionality, supply schedule, interfacing, environmental/sustainability, branding, security, funds, quantity, timing.


The required behaviours are:

1. Information and understanding

Dedication to proceed private improvement, refreshing and increasing Engineering data by a wide range of strategies.

2. Design and improvement of processes, techniques, companies and merchandise

Contributing to the persevering with improvement of Engineering inside their area

3. Duty, administration or management

Taking private duty for his or her actions, Managing tasks, together with useful resource administration inside their remit.

4. Communication and inter-personal abilities

Be capable to exhibit a spread of communication kinds and strategies. Understanding the significance of networks inside and throughout features.

5. Skilled dedication

Demonstrating a private {and professional} dedication to society, their occupation and the setting, adopting a set of values and behaviours that may keep and improve the fame of the occupation.

Entry Necessities

While any entry necessities shall be a matter for particular person employers, sometimes an apprentice is perhaps anticipated to have already achieved tutorial {qualifications} of 96* UCAS factors or above at A-Degree customary or equal, to incorporate two STEM primarily based topic reminiscent of Maths, Physics, ICT, Computing, Electronics..  Plus 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above** together with Arithmetic, English and Double Science or equal qualification. Apprentices with out Degree 2 Maths and English should obtain this previous to taking the end-point evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3 and British Signal Language qualification are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for whom that is their major language.  (*Equal to 240 UCAS factors previous to 2017,**Equal to Grades C and above).

Typical Period of Apprenticeship

Usually 48 months –  timescales might fluctuate relying on occupational function and/or prior related {qualifications} / expertise and Evaluation of Prior Studying and Information (APL/Ok) alternatives.

Necessary {Qualifications}  

  • Degree 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation (Basis Competence)
  • Degree 4 Diploma in Engineering and Superior Manufacturing (Improvement Competence)
  • Degree 6 Bachelor Honours Diploma (BEng) Stipulated by the employer and accredited by an Engineering Council licenced Skilled Engineering Establishment

All the qualification necessities within the basis and improvement phases are obligatory outcomes for the completion and ultimate certification of the Apprenticeship Normal. Every qualification has a core and choices strategy and employers will choose essentially the most relevant pathway and unit choices to satisfy their organisational necessities.

There shall be an finish level evaluation through the ultimate part of the Apprenticeship the place the apprentice might want to exhibit to the employer how they’ve achieved full occupational competence towards, abilities, data and behaviours, set out within the Normal  On profitable completion of the Finish Level evaluation and employer endorsement part (ultimate log out) apprentices shall be then be put ahead to be awarded their Apprenticeship completion certificates.


This Apprenticeship Normal aligns with the present version of the UK Normal for Skilled Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) at Integrated Engineering (IEng) stage. The expertise gained and duty held by the apprentice on completion of the apprenticeship will both wholly or partially fulfill the necessities for IEng and reaches the agreed stage {of professional} competence as outlined within the Evaluation Plan.

Degree and Evaluate  

This Apprenticeship Normal is at Degree 6 and shall be reviewed at the least each three years.

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