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Aviation Environment Diploma Level 2 at The Manchester College

Course description

If you’re passionate about helping people and want to work in the airline industry, this Level 2 Aviation Package Diploma is a fantastic two-year course that will help you explore a variety of roles in the sector, learn the relevant skills for each, and decide where you’d like to work in the future. You’ll get a complete introduction to airline and aviation operations, learning all about health, safety & security, emergency procedures in the industry and the specialist communications used in this sector. You’ll explore all the duties of air cabin crew and the services they must provide, as well as focusing on check in services, handling baggage, and how to deal with special status passengers. As you learn more about the ground crew at an airport, you’ll look at loading and dispatch methods for an aircraft, as well as boarding, arrivals and marshalling procedures. You’ll get to work with real aircraft crew, and use a fully equipped aircraft cabin, galley and check in area right here at The Manchester College. We are also proud to be an official member of the Institute of Travel and Tourism

Entry requirements

For this Aviation Package Diploma, You are required to have 4 GCSE’s grades D or higher including English or Maths (Grade 3) or attainment at level 1.


We use a variety of different methods for this course, spaced through the two years you’ll be studying with us. These including written coursework, presentations, reports, controlled assessments, role plays and practical demonstrations. You might also need to demonstrate your ability to tread water and take part in emergency evacuation drills as part of the assessment process, in line with airline training protocol. Work experience, such as volunteering and other extra-curricular activities is also a requirement, and this might include evenings and weekends.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

You’ll receive a Level 2 Diploma after completing this course, and from here, you might want to continue onto a Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism to enhance your skills further, develop your knowledge and explore wider career opportunities. (link to relevant career page). Or, you’ll be able to enter a number of airline focused roles, both in the air and on the ground, including cabin crew, passenger service agents, marshals, dispatchers and airport security officers.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 April 2018
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    • North Manchester Sixth Form is a friendly, vibrant sixth form centre offering courses for school leavers. There are a wide range of courses to choose from, including acting, medical sciences, childcare, business, film production and forensics. The comfortable, environmentally friendly site is made up of a bright modern building and the restored Harpurhey Baths. There is plenty of space to socialise and a large garden. Many of the facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form are open to the community.

      Harpurhey Baths is a Grade II listed building and part of North Manchester Sixth Form. The college has transformed the building into an award-winning exhibition space for students and the community.

      Facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form include:

      • library resources centre (LRC)
      • large open plan area for eating and socialising
      • canteen
      • garden
      • mock aircraft cabin, check in desk, working luggage scales and tannoy system
      • fitness centre, open to the public
      • exhibition and performance space, open to the public
      • panini bar, open to the public

      Local area

      North Manchester Sixth Form is in Harpurhey, a suburb three miles north of central Manchester. There are a large market, supermarket, shops, fast food chains and a post office nearby. North Manchester Sixth Form is close to Queens Park and Boggart Hole Clough, large community parks hosting events throughout the year. Queens Park has a children’s playground. North City Family and Fitness Centre is five minutes’ walk away and has a health suite and swimming pool.