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The aviation industry has grown at a rapid pace. The last 10 years have seen a huge increase in the start up of new low-cost scheduled airlines an increase in routes offered by network carriers. Along with these developments the UK has seen a rapid expansion in the growth of regional airports many of which now serve as hubs for low-cost and charter airlines. This rapid expansion has led to a huge demand for a new flexibly-skilled workforce.By completing this course learners will gain a L3 subsidiary diploma in Aviation Operations. Also learners will study additional qualifications in Computer reservations systems - Amadeus and an IATA recognised qualification regarding Airline fares and ticketing

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • GCSE English and Maths- or Level 2 equivalent- Completion of L2 Aviation course- to Merit grade

    Assessment Method

    Via coursework presentations online and paper exams and practical role-plays

    Aims of the course

    To enable learners to gain employment in the Aviation Industry or progress onto higher educationThe course aims to fill the skills gaps currently identified within the field of Aviation including: aviation terminology customer service destination geography health & safety and security team leadership skills and general knowledge of the Aviation industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    After successful competition of this course you can progress on to university and degree-level study.


    • Lessons workshops educational visits to airlines and airports talks by industry guest speakers and successful students currently working as crew.- £50 for trips and visits for the year

    Career Options

    This course equips you for a range of roles in the aviation sector such as trainee manager for an airline or at an airport.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 4TVAG9S0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,345
24+ £3,345
International £9,000

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Kimberley Cooper

Kimberley Cooper

"I’m so glad I chose the path I did – studying such a vocational course at Southwark College was great for my CV, and now I’m doing the job I always wanted to do."

Sarah El-wahabi

Sarah El-wahabi

"Airlines aim to build professional and well groomed air crew so in order to pass these interviews you need to look like the part and sell yourself. One of the things I learned at College was how to stand out in these interviews."

Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Marshall

"The course tutors are amazing and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have got this job."

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