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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Wilson James Aviation Security and Logistics Academy is designed to develop students for a career in aviation security, security guarding or logistics.
Learners in this Academy will study a full-time Protective Services programme at Broomfield Hall while undertaking training and events at East Midlands Airport and other facilities across the country.
There is therefore an additional consideration to be made with regards to transport costs and logistics when you need to travel independently to East Midlands Airport.
To be able to access the full range of training opportunities, students should be 18 years old. Students aged under 18 can still join the Academy but would be unable to access the full training course due to the security restrictions and data protection requirements of this industry.
Students will help to advance security operations and training at a number of airports and will have the opportunity to be interviewed for potential jobs or apprenticeships with Wilson James at the end of the academic year.
The programme provides an opportunity for students to step into seasonal work, having developed important skills while studying academic qualifications in Protective Services to enhance their career prospects.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who have career aspirations to progress in this industry and who are prepared to meet the expectations of the industry while also studying a full-time Public Services course.

At times, students will need to be available to travel to East Midlands Airport independently. There are excellent transport links to the airport which include the Skylink bus service. The costs of travel need to be considered by applicants.

When travelling to other airports, students will need to be able to get to pick-up points early in the morning: sometimes at 5am to allow for travel times.

Course Content

The Academy programme includes:

  • An extensive programme of aviation security training
  • Guidance and job evaluation from Wilson James training staff
  • Training and development in security procedures and professional practice

All students will study a full-time Protective Services qualification alongside the Academy. For further information regarding the content of these programmes, please see our Public Services course pages.

How will I be assessed?

Students will have regular progress meetings as their specific job roles and actions are monitored by Wilson James training staff.

If students do not fulfil the requirements of their full-time study programme, they may be withdrawn from participation in this Academy.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students are expected to purchase a uniform to wear at College and for practical sessions. The minimum expectation for this is to have plain black T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts etc. A £50 contribution to support the costs of DBS checks, guest speakers, trips and transport should be received by November. In return students will have free gym membership for the academic year once this payment has been received. 

ID cards should be worn at all times.

Wilson James will provide uniforms where required when conducting event training at East Midlands Airport.

For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.

Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the Academy fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted-rated accommodation provision, please contact maria.banks@derby-college.ac.uk

What can I do after this course?

Further study

The course provides an excellent platform for progression to:
  • Higher-level Public Services courses
  • Apprenticeship opportunities with Wilson James
  • Continuing programmes in the Wilson James Academy
The skills gained on the course are transferable to a wider range of job areas and you will be offered paid employment opportunities at a variety of events throughout the academic year.


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Lisa Pipes

Lisa Pipes

Support of “passionate” lecturers inspires mum-of-four to a degree

A mum-of-four and former single parent says the learning style and support of Derby College enabled her to gain a degree.
Lisa Pipes, 37, combined bringing up her young family with a two-year Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice and Offender Management.
In her third year at the Roundhouse she combined that with a BA in Security and Offender Management to graduate with a 2.1.
Lisa had previously started a university geography degree but when she became pregnant with twins she found it too difficult to continue her studies.
Unlike university, she said College fitted in perfectly with school term times and she found that the level of support she received was “much greater.”
She previously worked in sales and banking, but her dream had always been to be a police officer. She is now applying to join the Derbyshire force.
Lisa, who remarried while she was at College, completed her work placement with the Derby charity Women’s Work, which supports disadvantaged and vulnerable women.

The lecturers are very passionate about what they do, and it really shows. Nothing is too much trouble. I’d always wanted to get a degree – a cap and gown and all that! – but I think as you get older you put obstacles in the way.

But if I can do it with four kids, I guess it shows it’s possible for most people. I made sure I made time for the kids and worked on my studies around them. I was a single mum and I also got remarried – so all sorts was going on.

I’d recommend Derby College, particularly if you are trying to juggle bringing up a young family.

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