Aviation Operations Level 3

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

Course Level:
Level 3
2 Years
The Aviation Academy
Awarding Body:


Our Level 3 courses are A Level equivalent and you will study a range of modules including aircraft performance, marketing in aviation, ramp handling, security, passenger terminal management, aircraft / flight dispatch process and customer service. You will leave the course with a an extensive knowledgebase of the aviation industry.

The best bit is that you get to study at our 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 Swissport, LBIA, Jet2.com, Lufthansa Technik Engineering, TUI, Multiflight, and World Duty Free. 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.

Don’t forget that you can add flying lessons with our on site partner Pilot Training and Testing (PPT) (Naljets) (additional costs apply).


  • Aircraft marshalling
  • Aircraft performance
  • Aircraft / flight dispatch process
  • Airport operations
  • Airport security
  • Baggage processing
  • Customer service for aviation
  • Handling air passengers
  • Health & safety in aviation
  • Marketing in aviation
  • Passenger terminal management
  • Ramp handling
  • Security
  • Core maths

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths
  • Clear Disclosure Scotland check



Your choices may include:

  • Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aircraft Marshall / Dispatcher
  • Airline Customer Service Agent
  • Ground Operations Manager
  • Customer Service Agent


Your choices may include:

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

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