Aviation Operations BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

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Let your career take off with our vibrant course. This programme will give you an insight into the skills and knowledge required for both air cabin crew and 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 and uphold our grooming regulations.


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

  • Acquire ramp handling knowledge and skills.
  • Gain an understanding of aviation communications
  • Develop your customer service and conflict management skills.
  • Understand the UK aviation industry including security and health and safety.
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent including English and maths. 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 the Aviation Operations Level 3 Diploma. Alternatively, you can move into relevant employment or progress to degree level study.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    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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