Aviation Operations BTEC Subsidiary Diploma level 3 – C7084

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Course Overview

Design for those seeking employment in the travel industry this course is perfect for those who love the idea of traveling the world, meeting new people, seeing different places within your hard day’s work.

If you are aged 16 to 18, you will be enrolled on a study programme. This will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above.
You will take part in activities that help you to develop your personal skills, such as building your character and confidence. This will help you to live well and move into your chosen career.

If you are 16-19 years old these activities will be timetabled as will work experience and placement. You can also choose to take part in other activities.
For other age groups, activities will be tailored to your needs.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The course is studied over one year, and upon completion, you will be awarded a subsidiary diploma. The units that you will study during this programme are the UK aviation industry, customer service and meeting customer needs, managing conflict and handling air passengers, and health, safety and security in aviation.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. It is desirable, but not essential that you hold a level 2 Travel Operations qualification. International qualifications will also be considered.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

How you will be assessed

There are a variety of assessment methods which are used such as live projects, report writing, creating displays, PowerPoint presentations and role play assessment.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £3345.00

Additional Costs

£220 travel fund

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

Successful completion of this course will give you several options. You may have been offered a job by various companies. Alternatively, you could progress onto the Foundation Degree in Tourism and Events Management (this will be dependant on the individual) or other relevant qualifications. Finally, you may decide to pursue an apprenticeship within the tourism and hospitality industry.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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