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Aviation Operations Level 3 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment.

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Entry requirements

  • the UK aviation industry
  • health and safety in the aviation industry
  • security in the aviation industry
  • inter-relationships within the UK aviation industry
  • customer service in the aviation industry
  • aircraft dispatch
  • airfield operations
  • maths and English


In the second year you will be undertaking research on optional units such as:

  • managing conflict in aviation
  • marketing in the aviation industry
  • human resources in the aviation industry
  • aviation geography and terminology
  • aviation economics
  • preparation for employment in the aviation industry


  • two GCSEs at grade C or above, in addition to maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or
  • four GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English, or
  • Travel and Tourism Level 2 Diploma, maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Financial information

  • written reports
  • graphs and posters
  • projects
  • performance observation
  • time-constrained assessments

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

You are prepared for employment in the industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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