This course is perfect if you enjoy providing great customer service and you’d like a career in the aviation industry.
You’ll learn about:
- The aviation industry
- The importance of health and safety
- Meeting customer needs
- Air travel
- Handling air passengers
We offer a one-year BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and a two-year BTEC Diploma. Students choosing the one-year option can apply to top-up to the BTEC Diploma in just one further year of study.
You can expect lots of industry experience with our partners Swissport Academy, the ground handling agents at East Midlands Airport. Students who successfully complete the course will be guaranteed an interview (conditions apply which we will be happy to discuss with you). Nottingham College will help you to gain valuable experience on work placements that give you a real insight into the industry.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis this course will start at another college campus and may move to the City Hub later in the year.
Start: 7th September 2020
Course code: C001068 / Q002358
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Aviation Operations
1 or 2 years
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).
You’ll complete scenario-based assessments and written assignments.
Choose to follow with further study on the Diploma course, or a foundation degree in tourism management, depending on the Diploma you choose. Career paths include: air cabin crew, airport ground staff and airport/ airline management.
Thirteen of our students have recently landed their dream jobs at Swissport. Read more about their stories here!
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!