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Aviation Environment BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at Doncaster College

Course description

This Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma is suitable for students wanting to progress their studies after completing an appropriate level 2 qualification (the C&G level 2 Diploma in Aviation for example) or with the appropriate qualifications as a direct entry course for students wanting a recognised qualification before seeking employment or training with an employer..



Course content

A range of topics will be investigated, including: 

  • The UK Aviation Industry
  • Health and Safety in the Aviation Industry
  • Security in the Aviation Industry
  • Inter-relationships Within the UK Aviation Industry
  • Development of the Aviation Industry since 1945
  • Aircraft take-off and landing performance
  • Aviation Geography and Terminology
  • Airport and Airline Commercial Operations
  • Airfield Ops
  • Aviation Communications

The course will include visits to major and regional airports.  Industry guest speakers and the possibility of work placements for appropriate candidates.

Learners may also be required to complete Functional skill subjects at an appropriate level. This will increase your employment prospects too.


Entry requirements

  • Progressing students must have succesfully completed a relevant Level 2 Aviation or Travel related qualification  at merit or above, must hold English & Maths at GCSE A to – D or Functional skills level 2. 
  • Previous attendance and performance will be reviewed.
  • Direct entry candidates must have 4 GCSE A to C and complete a diagnostic assessment at Level 2.
  • Candidates must successfully complete an interview and selection process.


You will build a portfolio of work including:  Assessed practical tasks and role plays, written assignments and presentations.

These will require independent study and course work out of college hours in order to complete within set deadlines.


Financial information

A contribution of £30 towards uniform, visits and related costs will be required on enrolment

Future opportunities

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Aviation Operations was designed in close collaboration with industry and can provide a gateway to further studies in Aviation;  As it is roughly equivalent to a single A-level, these can be at Level 3 or, because it provides UCAS points, into Higher Education at Degree level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016
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