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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: 12 April 2017
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    • Wythenshawe Campus was opened in 2010 and offers a wide range of courses for school leavers and adults, including construction and motor vehicle. The campus is built to be environmentally friendly and has innovative technology to save energy and re-use resources. These include solar panels, wind catchers for natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting tanks.

      Facilities at Wythenshawe Campus include:

      • three storey sixth form teaching block
      • air cabin
      • hair studios
      • workshops
      • science labs
      • canteen
      • fitness suite
      • sustainability centre
      • gourmet training restaurant (3rd Floor Restaurant), open to the public

      Local area

      Wythenshawe is a suburb of south Manchester. Wythenshawe Campus is built in the centre of the community, 15 minutes’ walk from the civic centre. The campus has it own gardens and places to sit outside, while Wythenshawe itself has several large parks and woodlands. The civic centre has a supermarket, shops, post office and fast food chains and there are some smaller shops opposite the campus. The campus is just over two miles from Wythenshawe Park; a beautiful green space with community farm and historic buildings.