Aviation Environment (Ground Operations) Level 2

Would you like to have a career as part of a vital airport ground operations team? This introductory Diploma course based at our unique airside location at Leeds Bradford International Airport will prepare you for further study.

Course Level:
Level 2
Duration:
1 Year
Campus:
Leeds Bradford Airport
Awarding Body:
City & Guilds

Overview

With millions of people booking holidays each year it is essential that every airline and airport in the world have a solid team of employees behind them to head up their airport ground operations team whether in baggage handling, aircraft marshalling, aircraft dispatch, check in or security. Interested? Start your journey with this Level 2 Diploma.

Why choose to study with us? We have a unique airside campus based at Leeds Bradford International Airport where your learning experience takes place alongside industry. We have extensive industry links with UK and European companies including Jet2.com, Multiflight, Air Malta engineering and Lufthansa Technik engineering. This reflects on our outstanding student progression into the aviation workplace and Degree level study. There is also scope for students to study and work abroad with aviation and travel partners around the world. Thanks to our tutors who have specific training in the aviation industry, we are able to offer students an engaging and varied learning experience to remember.

Modules

  • Baggage processing
  • Passenger check-in, embarkation & disembarkation
  • The aircraft dispatch process
  • Health & safety
  • Aircraft marshalling
  • Airport security
  • Aviation communication
  • Work experience

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs 9-3 (A*-D) including English & maths
  • Clear (DBS) Disclosure & Barring Service check

Progression

Career

Your choices may include:

  • Aircraft Marshalling / Dispatcher
  • Airline & Airport Ground Operations
  • Airline Customer Service Agent
  • Airport Security
  • Baggage Processing
  • Passenger Check-In

Academic

Your choices may include:

  • Aviation Operations Level 3

Staff
Neil Wilson

After having spent 25 years working for a commercial airline, I know that the aviation industry is an exciting and dynamic environment in which to
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After having spent 25 years working for a commercial airline, I know that the aviation industry is an exciting and dynamic environment in which to work, and offers job opportunities to individuals with a wide range of different skills and abilities. To be part of a team of dedicated tutors who give students every chance to enter the industry is both rewarding and enjoyable.

Student
Safiyyah Khan

The course has given me the ability to understand more about the aviation environment and how it works. It has been a positive, enjoyable experience
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The course has given me the ability to understand more about the aviation environment and how it works. It has been a positive, enjoyable experience - one of the highlights for me was partaking in role play using the mock cabin. The Aviation Academy is the place to study - to be treated in a professional, adult manner by understanding, helpful tutors who are able to push you to achieve your dreams.

Staff
Roger Styan

I started out qualifying with a Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons) and building up an extensive knowledge of the aviation industry. I'm an Incorporated Engineer and have worked
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I started out qualifying with a Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons) and building up an extensive knowledge of the aviation industry. I'm an Incorporated Engineer and have worked extensively in the UK and worldwide. I've worked in aviation ground operations in the UK for over 18 years in both training and management roles for a major ground handling agent before joining TAA as a lecturer.  

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Nikki Chestnutt

I worked for First Choice Holidays after studying travel and tourism at university, working my way up to recruitment manager at head office near Gatwick
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I worked for First Choice Holidays after studying travel and tourism at university, working my way up to recruitment manager at head office near Gatwick Airport. My love of the industry brought me to teaching the subject - I hope that by passing on 'insider' knowledge to students they can also have a successful and exciting career!