EAL Level 4 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation (Development Competence)

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification covers the specific skills, knowledge and behaviours for a range of aviation maintenance disciplines which have been developed in consultation with sector industry specialists and training providers to ensure that it meets the needs of industry, employers and apprentices and covers a range of apprenticeship standards devleoped across the aviation maintenance sector.

Apprentices must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that the apprentice have the potential to achieve this qualification. Apprentices must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the external assessment.

  • Apprentices working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard.
  • Apprentices looking to advance to the development phase of a relevant apprenticeship  standard.
Typical job roles include:
- Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Engineer (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
The qualification will provide progression onto other suitable and appropriate Level 4 and Level 5 engineering and manufacturing qualifications.
Performance evidence must be a product of the apprentices work, such as maintained engineering assemblies, sub-assemblies or components that have worked on, plans, charts, reports, standard operating procedures, documents produced as part of a work activity, records or photographs of the completed activity together with evidence of the way the apprentice carried out the activities, such as witness testimonies, assessor observations or authenticated apprentice reports of the activity undertaken.

Knowledge and understanding are key components of competent performance, but it is unlikely that performance evidence alone will provide enough evidence in this area.  Where the apprentice’s knowledge and understanding is not apparent from performance evidence, it must be assessed by other means and be supported by suitable evidence.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner's place of work.