Aviation Operations

Diploma Travel, Tourism & Aviation

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Travel, Tourism & Aviation
Age Group

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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If you are interested in the aviation industry, this course is designed to give you the knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical elements of aviation operations.

Starting with the UK aviation industry, you will gain ground knowledge on the variety of airlines, manufacturers, airports, regulatory bodies and trade associations. Following this, you will then develop an understanding of health, safety and security requirements, ramp handling operations, on-board passenger operations, team leadership and human resources.

Topics and units depend on the pathway that is chosen upon enrolment but includes subjects such as:
• The UK Aviation Industry
• Health and Safety
• Security
• Interrelationships
• Ramp Handling
• Environmental Impacts of Aviation
• Handling Air Passengers
• On-board Passenger Operations
• Preparation for Employment

As part of this course, you are expected to carry out a minimum of two weeks work experience. Due to the enhanced checks of working at an airport and the minimum age requirements, you are likely to undertake placements within the travel and tourism sector, which will provide transferable skills to the aviation industry.

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

Adults - 5 GCSE's Grade 4 and above, including English and maths

This course will be assessed through a range of methods including reports, presentations, training videos, group projects, role play and blogging.

Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.

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Learners are expected to wear a uniform as part of this course.

You may need to pay tuition fees for this course and there may be some additional equipment cost too. If you're not sure about how to afford college, there are a number of support options that could help you, depending on your age and circumstances. These include special grants and bursaries, reductions in fees, and loans just for education.

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Travel, Tourism & Aviation

The travel and tourism industry is absolutely huge and incredibly varied – in Manchester alone, tourism is worth around £7 billion to the local economy!

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