Aviation Operations BTEC Diploma Level 3

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Advance your aviation career with this course. You will gain the skills and knowledge required for both air cabin crew or ground operations roles. Take advantage of our industry links to gain valuable industry insight. Please note, we encourage professionalism so you will be expected to wear our designated uniform.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Prepare for employment and team leadership
  • Understand onboard passenger operations and handling air passengers.
  • Follow the airport baggage processing procedure.
  • Develop your aviation geography and terminology.
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent including English and maths. You can study the full two year programme or can just complete the second year if you already have completed the Aviation Operations Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma. Please be aware, to obtain an airside pass to work at an airport, aviation organisations will require you to complete a criminal record check. You must also possess a valid passport.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include employment in the aviation industry within air cabin crew or ground operations. We have strong links with Swissport, Leeds Bradford Airport. Alternatively, you could progress to degree level study.

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    Course Details


    24 weeks

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,076   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    Put your theory into practice in our state-of-the-art air cabin simulator. We also have strong links with major UK airports including Leeds Bradford to give you industry insight.

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