• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Recognised and valued by industry employers, this course is ideal for those wanting to work within the exciting and challenging airport environment. This is an up-to-date qualification based on current industry standards and international procedures. It can also lead to further studies at level 3.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Units and Structure

To achieve the Diploma in the Aviation Environment you must complete all 13 mandatory units:

  • 201 Health and Safety within Aviation
  • 202 Aviation Security
  • 203 Aviation Communications
  • 204 Airport Check in Services
  • 205 Aircraft Boarding/Arrival Services
  • 206 Airport Baggage Processing
  • 207 Loading and Unloading Aircraft
  • 208 Airport Baggage Facilities
  • 209 Airport Special Status Passengers
  • 210 Aircraft Load Instruction Reports
  • 211 Aircraft Marshalling
  • 212 Support Flight Operations
  • 213 Aircraft Dispatch Process

Learners will also have the opportunity to gain English and Maths qualifications to industry requirements by studying GCSE or Functional Skills subjects at an appropriate level.  This can be an important step to increase your employment prospects.

Swissport Academy

We are pleased to be part of the Swissport Academy project and as such will be able to gain access to airside areas of airports.

This will require a contribution of £25.00 to cover airside security permits and PPE to be worn during visits.

EU & UK legislation prevent work placements in an airport environment unless over 18. We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for eligible students over 18 through our partnership with Swissport. If carried out in conjunction with an application to Swissport this can give you an edge over the competition!

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSEs grades D (3) and above including English
  • All applicants must complete an assessment in Maths and English, and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Mike Hale
01302 553812
mike.hale@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSEs grades D (3) and above including English
  • All applicants must complete an assessment in Maths and English, and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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