Aviation Management & Operations – Pilot Studies FD

Take one step closer to becoming a captain of the sky and benefit from our specialist Pilot Training and Flight Education. This course is designed to arm you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to progress as a pilot in this high flying environment.

Course Level:
Level 5
Duration:
2 Years (FT)
Campus:
Leeds Bradford Airport
UCAS Code:
H460
Institution Code:
C88
Validated by:
The Open University

Overview

Based at Leeds Bradford International Airport this programme is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in aviation or if you are already employed in the industry and have a specific interest in studying for a Pilot’s Licence. You will gain a basic grounding of the aviation industry and study theoretical knowledge for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Private Pilot’s Licence arming you with the ability to progress towards your career as a pilot.

If you are looking to make the extra financial commitment and pursue the practical experience needed to become a pilot, you can register formally with the CAA and complete the required flying training and hours alongside your foundation degree. The College has partnered with Multiflight who offer practical flying lessons to complement the classroom-based theory taught on this course.

The tutors delivering the programme share a wealth of industry expertise, having previously held a variety of positions in the airline industry. There will be regular visiting speakers including senior personnel from the airport allowing you to have first-hand advice on careers in aviation.

Modules

Level 4

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

Level 5

  • Aircraft general & principles of flight
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Flight performance, planning & procedures
  • Navigation
  • Work related learning 2 (meteorology)
  • Work related learning 3 (air law)

Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS points)
  • English & maths GCSEs 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:

  • Pilot
  • Aviation Engineer
  • Air/Ground Transportation Manager
  • Middle or Senior Manager

Academic

Your choices may include:

Staff
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.

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
Kieran McAndrew Snowden

I’m on the way to fulfilling my ambition to become a commercial pilot. I'm so proud of the qualification I've gained at The Aviation Academy
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I’m on the way to fulfilling my ambition to become a commercial pilot. I'm so proud of the qualification I've gained at The Aviation Academy - particularly the teaching and support I have received. Highlights of the course for me have been the trip s to both Air Malta and Toulouse Airport where I was able to experience the industry in a new light. The next step is working with Jet2.com passenger services and then I’m joining the commercial pilot programme in Southampton.

Staff
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.