The role of the Petty Officer Air Engineering Technician (Avionic/Mechanical) POAET(AV/M) is to support aviation capability in the Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm (FAA) at both front and second line operations. As senior ratings they will among other duties, manage and lead scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, control flight deck operations and conduct fault diagnosis from first principles and rectification of faults. They will also be required to act as 'Third Signatories', certifying an aircraft is ready to fly. The Authority requires a single Higher Education (HE) provider to accredit the POAETQC(AV), POAETQC(M), LAETQC(AV), LAETQC(M), LAETAAQC(AV) and LAETAAQC(M) to an appropriate standard with named pathways for each of the engineering disciplines. The new accrediting body will be required to review course content, teaching processes, assessment methodologies and validation. The resultant accreditation is desired to achieve a level similar to that currently awarded in aeronautical engineering. Ultimately it must allow suitably qualified candidates to be able to apply for professional registration as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers with the Engineering Council. The full accreditation must be in place by no later than 31.8.2017 in order to provide the resultant awards to candidates on completion of their LAETQC, LAETAAQC and POAETQC. The HE provider will be required to attend regular meetings in order to provide feedback to the School on the progress of students and the working of the Contract. Frequency and dates are to be determined following the award of the Contract by the Designated Officer. These meetings will be held at DSAE Gosport. The HE provider must be capable of working with the School Staff; a mixture of military, civil servant and MOD contractors and be flexible enough to deal with the way in which the training is already being delivered and assessed. Projected student throughput in period 17/18 is anticipated at 400 p.a. and remaining contract periods 326 p.a.
3 Site, Nimrod Building
RAF High Wycombe
Contract value: 347868-869716
Published: 19 May 2017, Receipt by: 28 Jun 2017
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