Course overviewAirport Ground Operations Level 2 Diploma City of Bristol College
This one-year, full-time course will help you prepare for a career on the ground at airport terminals. You will learn about the work that goes into making sure everything runs smoothly in a busy airport. This course is run collaboratively with Jet2, who support our students with paths to employment at Bristol Airport.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LMF1975C01-1||06/09/2022 - 26/05/2023||1 years||Tues, Weds, Thurs & Fri||15.14||09:15||SBSA and Construction Centre||Apply|
Who is this course for?
This course is for young people aged 16-18.
If you are interested in a career in the exciting world of aviation, this course could help you to achieve your goal.
You should enjoy interacting with people, be committed to excellent standards of customer service and be able to work as part of a team. You will need a flexible approach to your future working life, due to the shift work which is required in this industry.
What you'll learn
You will experience, first hand, the different operational areas of an airport including airport check-in, security and baggage processing; and aircraft marshalling, arrivals services, boarding and dispatch.
You will develop the knowledge, skills and qualities you need to work in these roles, for example aviation language and procedures, communication skills and customer service. You will be thoroughly prepared to take part in aviation assessment days, which are used by the industry to recruit staff.
You will make sure you have the Maths, IT and English skills which employers need. If you have not yet gained a grade 4 (C) in GCSE Maths or English, you will study these subjects alongside your course, either as Functional Skills qualifications or GCSE resits, if you already have a grade 3 (D).
Course entry requirements
To join this course, you need four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and Maths. While it is not essential, it would be an advantage to have customer service experience, aviation or travel industry experience and foreign languages.
This course is for school leavers aged 16-18.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
You will learn through a mix of classroom work, practical activities, visits, assignments and work experience. At college, you will learn in our specially-designed Tourism Hub at the South Bristol Skills Academy (SBSA) which includes a fully equipped aircraft cabin with seats, equipment and landslides.
Our teachers have a wealth of industry experience and excellent links with regional employers.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills including written tests, group work, assignments and role play activities. Maths and English will be assessed through tests and exams.
Future career and study opportunities
When you complete this course, you could seek employment in the aviation industry, for example in passenger handling or baggage processing.
Alternatively, you could develop your skills and knowledge further by joining one of our other travel and tourism courses before seeking employment or further training.
You will need to buy your aviation uniform and pay for trips throughout the year. This will be approximately £300.
If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
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