Aviation Management & Operations FD

Considering a career in the aviation industry? The Aviation Management & Operations FD offers a platform to careers relating to aviation management, cabin crew, pilot studies, air or ground transportation or baggage control. With a wide range of modules you will leave with extensive knowledge of the industry which will enable you to apply for further study or professional employment.

Course Level:
Level 5
Duration:
2 Years (FT)
Campus:
Leeds Bradford Airport
UCAS Code:
N853
Institution Code:
C88
Validated by:
The Open University

Overview

This programme is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in aviation or if you are already employed in the industry wishing to move into management. The programme focuses on the management of airport, airline and ancillary businesses, providing you with a broad understanding of this exciting industry and training in the core competencies you will need for a career in aviation management.

The Aviation Academy was established at Leeds Bradford International Airport in 2003 and has developed sustainable relationships with employers, delivering education and training according to their needs. The College works directly with aviation companies including Jet2.com, Swissport and the Airport Authorities to ensure that as a student you have the most current knowledge and opportunities.

Modules

Level 4

  • Aircraft performance
  • Airline operations
  • Airport operations
  • The air transport system
  • Personal & professional development
  • Work related learning 1

Level 5

  • Managing customer service in an air transport environment
  • Management decision making in air transport
  • Introduction to air transport economics
  • Business development and marketing in air transport
  • Work related learning 2
  • Work related learning 3

Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS points)
  • GCSE English & maths 9-4 (A*-C)
  • Clear DBS check
  • Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview
    In addition if you have a relevant HNC you may be able to transfer credit in certain modules onto the Foundation Degree

Progression

Career

Your choices may include:

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Air / Ground Transportation Manager
  • Aviation Engineer

Staff
Paula Reynier

After completing my BA (Hons) Geography, I worked as Cabin Crew at Virgin Atlantic Airways for 8 years. I joined The Aviation Academy in 2010,
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After completing my BA (Hons) Geography, I worked as Cabin Crew at Virgin Atlantic Airways for 8 years. I joined The Aviation Academy in 2010, teaching across a range of courses from Aviation Operations courses to Degrees as well as providing learner support to students on full-time courses. I've built up an extensive knowledge of the aviation industry which I feel is extremely beneficial for students entering the industry.

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Derek Brickell

I have a wide range of experience in the air transport industry at Operational and Director level as well as holding a Masters’ Degree. I
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I have a wide range of experience in the air transport industry at Operational and Director level as well as holding a Masters’ Degree. I started my career at East Midlands Airport and have worked with major UK and overseas airlines. I took up lecturing in 2003, working in Nottingham before joining The Aviation Academy in 2006.

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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.
Jamal Moses

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Jamal Moses

I love the aviation industry and everything it entails so I decided to enrol on the Foundation Degree, to progression to the BSc Air Transport
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I love the aviation industry and everything it entails so I decided to enrol on the Foundation Degree, to progression to the BSc Air Transport Management course. It was challenging but the tutors were very supportive. My dream is to become a pilot but if it doesn’t happen for me then this course has given me the opportunity to branch out into different avenues within aviation.

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Peter Jackson

I have 30 years’ industry experience including stints at British Midland in Ground Operations and Load Mastering Divisions, Saudi Arabian Airlines training Ground Crew in Riyadh
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I have 30 years’ industry experience including stints at British Midland in Ground Operations and Load Mastering Divisions, Saudi Arabian Airlines training Ground Crew in Riyadh and then as Airport Manager in Dhahran. I later became Airside Duty Manager at Leeds Bradford International Airport. I'm also a PPL Flight Instructor as well as tutor at Craven College.

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Emma Thornton

Having already worked for 28 years in the aviation industry, mainly as cabin crew, I wanted to study a course that would equip me with
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Having already worked for 28 years in the aviation industry, mainly as cabin crew, I wanted to study a course that would equip me with the tools to explore new fields within aviation and to eventually become a competent manager. The course I studied did just that and I couldn't have been happier with the support of the tutors and expertise they were able to pass on.