Aviation Operation — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

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Course information

This qualification provides learners with the underpinning skills, knowledge and understanding in health and safety and security required to work in an aviation environment. This qualification has been developed in conjunction with employers to meet industry needs.
The college is located in the heart of the city of Liverpool with excellent transport connections. There is easy access to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the team have worked in industry.
Skills and Knowledge Developed:
Year 1
Health and safety in the aviation industry, security in the aviation industry, aircraft dispatch, aviation geography, marketing, customer service. The qualification has been designed together with employers and leads either to progression onto the second year Extended Diploma in Aviation of into employment within the aviation industry. The 90 Credit Diploma carries the equivalent of 1.5 GCSE A-level and many completing the Extended Diploma progress onto higher education.
Year 2
Health and safety in the aviation industry, security in the aviation industry, handling air passengers, aviation meteorology for ground staff, aircraft dispatch, team leadership, customer service.


BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Aviation (Year 1) leading to BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aviation Operations (Year 2)

This course leads to...

This course can lead to employment in many roles at an airport including air traffic control, ground handling and security. It is also possible to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Tourism & Leisure or another university course.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will ideally be 16-18, although exceptions might be made.
- Five GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English
- First Diploma in Travel & Tourism or First Diploma in Hospitality at Merit or Distinction grade or equivalent
Internal applicants progressing from these level 2 courses should have a minimum of 90% attendance and a good reference from their tutor.
- Level 2 qualification(s) or equivalent with experience of working in a service sector related industry together with level 2 key skill in literacy.
All potential candidates will be assessed prior to the enrolment on any programme.
All applicants will need to complete a satisfactory initial assessment and interview.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 159026

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at applications@liv-coll.ac.uk.

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