EAL Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Development Competence)

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Engineering and manufacturing

What is this qualification?

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.

What are the pre-requisites?

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.

Centres should make apprentices with particular requirements aware of the content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards required.

Who is this qualification for?

Apprentices working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard and apprentices looking to advance to the development phase of a relevant apprenticeship standard.


Qualification code603/0372/4
Credit value
Minimum entry age16
Guided learning hours minimum
Guided learning hours maximum

How is this qualification delivered?

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

How is this qualification assessed?

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.

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Qualification Specification


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