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Subsidiary Diploma in Aviation Operations in Partnership with East Midlands Airport - Level 3Apply Now »

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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry and prepare you for working in different roles at an airport.

You will hear from guest speakers representing some of the largest air travel organisations. The course also includes visits to airports and the chance to undertake live job applications.

Suitable applicants who are 18 by 30th March 2021 will be guaranteed an interview for employment at East Midlands Airport and there is the potential for work during the summer season leading to employment.

Candidates who are under 18 will be held on a reserve list.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade C (4), one of which must be English or Maths, and at least grade 3 in English/Maths. Alternatively you could have a Level 2 Merit grade in a Travel and Tourism/Cabin Crew qualification and a grade 4 in Maths or English.

Course Content

You will learn about a variety of subjects such as:

  • the aviation industry
  • health and safety
  • security
  • handling air passengers
  • ramp handling
  • aircraft dispatch
  • relationships within the industry

How will I be assessed?

There are practical assessments, assignments and scenarios.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

All students are required to wear a uniform which you can order during enrolment. The cost is approximately £135. You may be able to secure financial support towards the cost of the uniform.

There will also be a nominal charge for trips and visits.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to a Level 4 qualification within the sector.


There are opportunities to secure a wide variety of job roles at an airport.


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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Daisy Gallacher

Daisy Gallacher

Daisy Has the World at Her Feet

Former Travel and Tourism student Daisy Gallacher clinched a holiday rep job at national company Thomson Holidays thanks to the industry insight she gained during her course. Daisy had originally set her sights on a cabin crew job but, after learning more about the career opportunities at holiday resorts.

"The course showed me the opportunities available in the travel and tourism industry and, as I love working with people, I set my sights on a reps job.
"This was the first job that I applied for whilst still at College. We had to go through a lengthy recruitment process but I was delighted when I got the high season job.
"Knowing about the industry and the specific role of the reps was definitely an advantage.
"It is a contract until the early Autumn and I will then be well placed to apply for other jobs around the company at resorts across the world."


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