This programme is the equivalent to three A levels. It can be used as additional A levels for those already possessing academic qualifications but who require specialist knowledge for pre-entry to a HND or degree course in airline operations or management. It is also ideal for those that may wish to work within an airline or airport who need specific vocational knowledge at this level for employment.
This programme has been designed to meet the needs of national airlines and airports for air side functions, both for passenger and cargo operations in the Aviation industry and as such is delivered by industry specialists. It is ideally designed for learners wanting to pursue a career in airport or aviation management, air traffic control, cargo or dispatch.
This qualification provides the opportunity to build UCAS points toward entry to university.
For those wishing to progress toward a career in flying, successful completion of this programme at Distinction level is recognised by commercial flight training providers.
This course is also available as a one year option,equivalent to one A level. Please ask for details (Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Aviation Operations).
English / maths Skills Requirement
To prepare you for a higher level course, employment or university. You will be required to study towards GCSE English and maths grade C/4 or above. These qualifications will be studied at the appropriate level for your personal development/progression needs.
Course Skills & Benefits
Geneva, Schiphol, Eindhoven, Palma, Faro, Gibraltar
A variety of guest speakers carry out presentations from airlines, handling agents and cargo operations.
Are there any extra costs involved?
The costs associated with this course are approximately £400 per year depending on the visits chosen by the college. This payment will contribute towards the overseas visits and day visits programme.
Financial support may be available for students experiencing financial difficulties.
1. The Aviation Industry
2. Health, Safety and Security in the Aviation Industry
3. Security in the Aviation Industry
4. Inter-relationships within the UK Aviation Industry
These may include:- Customer Service in the Aviation Industry, Team Leadership, Managing Conflict in Aviation, Marketing in the Aviation Industry, E-Business for Airlines, Human Resources in the Aviation Industry, Preparation for Employment in the Aviation Industry, Environmental Impacts of Aviation, Handling Air Passengers, Ramp Handling.
Students will also undertake an industry placement, previous placements have been to Barton Aerodrome.
Students are expected to complete additional study and research outside of college.
19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.