Course Details

  • 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 and 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

  • For this Aviation Package Diploma, you are required to have 4 GCSEs graded D or higher, including English or Maths (Grade 3) or attainment at level 1. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSEs in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements. School Leaver Entry Requirements

  • 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.

  • You’ll receive a Level 2 Diploma after completing this course. From there, 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. 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.

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  • This course is free for 16-18 year-olds who have just left school. If you don’t fall into this category, depending on your age and circumstances, you might need to pay tuition fees.

    There may also be additional costs involved with this course, including uniforms, external training, and optional trips and visits. Our Fees, Finance and Funding page has lots of information about the different kinds of financial support available to help you afford college, including special grants, bursaries, credits, and loans.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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