Aviation Operations - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Prepare to take flight in the aviation industry with this in-depth course.
Based at Newcastle College Aviation Academy, next door to Newcastle International Airport, you will develop skills needed for a career in an airport or on-board as cabin crew.
Go behind the scenes to experience working in an airport and train on-board a real aircraft, learning how to manage passenger terminals, deal with emergency situations and use vital safety equipment, all from tutors with years of experience as cabin crew and airport managers.
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including maths and English.
If English is not your first language, you will also need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above.
You do not need any previous experience in aviation.
What will I achieve?
This is a two-year course and you will achieve a qualification on successful completion of each year.
In year one you will receive a Level 3 Sub-Diploma in Aviation Operations.
In year two you will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations.
What will I learn?
- The UK aviation industry
- Security in aviation
- Health and safety
- Managing conflict
- Team leadership
- Geography and terminology
- Handling air passengers
- Passenger terminal management
- On-board passenger operations
- Making passenger announcements on-board
- General Security Awareness Training and fire training
How is the course taught?
- Role plays
- Group work
How am I assessed?
- In-class exam
- Role play
Work experience opportunities
As an aviation student, you will visit Newcastle International Airport and Manchester Airport to take part in exciting activities and find out how they work.
During your second year, you will complete a work placement at Newcastle International Airport, as part of the Airport Ambassador Scheme.
You will also attend guest lectures from companies such as EasyJet, British Airways and Swissport.
English and Maths
English and maths skills will be vital in your future career in aviation. We will embed these into your programme to help you develop your skills further. Maths is an important part of the industry, as you may be required to calculate excess baggage claims, commission or currency exchange rates.
Where can I progress?
You can progress to our FdA in Airline and Airport Management when you successfully complete this course.
If you are 18, you could gain employment as cabin crew, a passenger service agent, security, aircraft dispatcher, ramp agent or an airline lounge host.
Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to secure employment with Swissport and Newcastle International Airport.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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