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With 2,350 jobs at Leeds Bradford Airport alone and more than 3.4m passengers per annum (pre 2020) with a forecast of long term growth, there is a world of opportunities in the aviation industry, whether you are interested in being a dispatcher, cabin crew, ground crew or airline agent.

As part of the Aviation study programme, you will study the wider Aviation subject area and centre your work and projects around this area of study.
You will study at our unique airside campus situated at Leeds Bradford Airport, one of the UK’s major airports. You can benefit from our connections to local flying schools and our specific aviation skills-based academies and courses. Your studies are supported throughout by our partnership with and Jet2holidays and other keys organisations including Leeds Bradford Airport.

We have recently created an Airport Ambassador Programme with Leeds Bradford Airport where Aviation Academy students are selected to become Airport Ambassadors. This will give them a unique insight into the operations of the airport and a wonderful insight into the aviation industry as well as a helping hand with their CV’s.

With access to trips, visits and guest speakers throughout your course and invitations to Aviation Skills Academies, your course will be enhanced by practical skills. Employability skills will also help you secure interviews at the end of your course.

The Aviation Academy
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 or equivalent including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-4 plus Clear Disclosure Scotland check or DBS check
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or equivalent including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-3 plus Clear Disclosure Scotland check or DBS check
  • Level 1 – 3 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths plus Clear Disclosure Scotland check or DBS check

What you will study

  • Aviation Industry
  • Aviation Terminology
  • Locational Geography
  • Customer Service
  • Team Work
  • Preparation for Employment
  • Aviation Communication
  • Check-in
  • Baggage Processing
  • Supporting Passengers with Special Requirements
  • Ground Service Operations
  • Loading & Unloading of Aircraft
  • Marshalling Aircraft
  • Aircraft Turnaround
  • Sales Skills
  • Customer Service & Problem-Solving
  • Health Safety & Security in Aviation
  • The Industry
  • Customer Service
  • Preparation for a career
  • Airline Cabin Crew
  • UK Airports
  • Worldwide passenger Airlines
  • Ground Operations
  • Aviation Communications
  • Health, Safety and Security in Aviation
  • Responsible tourism – being net zero
  • Leadership & HR in aviation
  • Commercial Operations
  • Flight operations
  • Terminal operations
  • Tour Guiding or storytelling
  • Conference & Events
  • Destinations
  • Business travel – understanding worldwide cultures

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Aviation Management & Operations FdFc
  • Aviation Management & Operations – Pilot Studies FdFc


  • Aircraft Marshalling / Dispatcher
  • Airline Customer Service Manager
  • Ground Operations Manager
  • Airport Operations Manager
  • Airport Security Manager
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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