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Aviation Operations with Cabin Crew (Level 2) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This qualifications will allow you to prove your skills working in an airport - whether at the departure gate or in the terminal. You will build on your communications and operational skills and show you have the underlying knowledge needed for your particular role. The course is practical and includes role play and work in our mock up cabin. The Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Environment will introduce you to the many job roles available within an airport. It will give you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into a variety of ground handling roles including Passenger Services (check-in and boarding), Dispatch or Baggage and Ramp services. The course is taught by experienced professionals who have worked in the aviation industry.

Course content

You will cover units including:

  • Recognising Air Side Hazards
  • Effective Communications and Transfer
  • Check in Aviation Passengers
  • Handling Reports of Lost or Stolen Luggage
  • Marshall Aircraft
  • Provide Ticket Desk Services
  • Operate a Vehicle Air-side
  • Health Safety and Security
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-D

*If you do not have GCSE Maths at A*-D, we may accept a Grade E in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-D. Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


Regular assessment is by ongoing coursework and your progress is also monitored through tutorials. Assessments will also take place on a UK or a European-based residential trip.

Future opportunities

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  • BTEC Level 3 in Hospitality at Trent Bridge
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aviation
  • Employment at an Airport

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report.

There will be a cost for the UK or European-based residential and day trips (approx. £200 for UK or £350 for Europe). It is traditional that you will be involved in fundraising activities with fellow students in order to reduce the costs. Daytrips to Blackpool, Liverpool and East Midlands Airport are an integral part of this course. You must wear uniform and purchase a white shirt and black trousers/ skirt and the college aviation scarf or tie costing approximately £8.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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