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Aviation Operations - BTEC Level 3 National Diploma West Thames College



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This two-year course for students aged 16-18 is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will give you an in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry, which is one of the most important contributors to the UK economy. You will investigate a wide range of topics designed to add to your developing knowledge of the aviation industry. Given our close proximity to one of the world’s leading aviation hubs at Heathrow, these are of direct relevance to future employment in the area, either within operations at Heathrow or the many supporting industries located close by.

The course will encourage you to develop the practical skills and essential know-how required for today’s rapidly expanding world of airline operations. You will have the opportunity to develop both general and specialist management skills. This course consists of a core of subjects to provide you with a general understanding of the aviation industry, and a large number of specialist subject areas focused on developing your understanding of aviation operations. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You will study:

  • The UK aviation industry
  • Customer service in the aviation industry
  • Marketing in the aviation industry
  • Airport and airline commercial operations
  • Airline and airport economics
  • Security in the aviation industry
  • Ramp handling
  • Airfares and ticketing
  • The environmental impacts of aviation
  • Preparing for work in the aviation industry
  • Health and safety in the aviation Industry.

You may go on trips and visits, take part in British Airways workshops and have work experience opportunities.

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Full Time (2 years)

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08 Sep, 07 Sep, 09 Sep


West Thames College

London Road,



TW7 4HS, England

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