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Aviation Environment - BTEC Level 2 at West Thames College

Course description

This is a theory based course for school leavers who are looking for an introduction into key areas of the aviation industry. You will learn about the UK's aviation industry and explore different job roles at the airport. You will also study three mandatory units such as Health and Safety within Aviation, Aviation Security and Aviation Communication. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*-C and provides a good basis for further qualifications.

Course content

he course will encourage you to develop the skills and essential know-how required for today's rapidly expanding world of aviation. You will have the opportunity to develop both general and specialist skills. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You will study:

  • Health and safety in the aviation industry
  • Aviation security
  • Aviation communication
  • Airport check in services
  • Support flight operations

You will also complete the NCFE Level 2 course in Cabin Crew where you will be taught the practical skills and essential know how required to work as Cabin Crew.

Entry requirements

At least 2 GCSEs at grades A*-D / grades 9-3 or successful completion of a foundation level course including functional skills in English and maths.
If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email .


Most units are assessed via assignments which are individually graded. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aviation Operations or Travel and Tourism if you achieve a high grade, or find work in the appropriate sector.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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