Aviation

If you want to work in the aviation industry there are more opportunities than you might think. On our programmes you’ll learn about the roles both on the ground and in the sky, from cabin crew, security, passenger agents to air traffic control. Our team, who all have experience and skills of the industry, will help you work out where you want to be and give you the skills to stand out from the crowd.

What will you do?
Trained to industry standards that are as current as possible, the College’s industry links will ensure lessons are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving sector. You’ll learn about baggage processing, check in, dispatch, health and safety, aircraft marshalling and security. Lessons will include a mixture of theory and practical sessions along with educational visits and guest speakers. Recent trips have included visits to London and New York.

Is it right for you?
Yes if you want to work in the aviation industry and are willing to put in the groundwork. To work in aviation you need to be a good communicator and have a determination to succeed in this competitive industry.

Vocational

Are you looking for an exciting career that will give you the opportunity to travel the world? Aviation is a dynamic industry that will allow you to experience something new every day.

Our Aviation Academy will help you to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in this competitive industry. Learning will be delivered through a combination of theory and practical lessons from our industry-specialised tutors.

You will also have the chance to use our aircraft mock-up and check-in-area as well as industry-specific resources.

We have built strong relationships with industry organisations such as Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle Airports, International Fire Training Centre, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Emirates. This allows you to take part in many offsite activities, such as fire fighting, slide evacuations, ditching drills, ground handling and air traffic control.

Diploma in Aviation Level 2

If you want to work in the aviation industry there are more opportunities than you might think. On our programmes you’ll learn about the roles both on the ground and in the sky, from cabin crew, security, passenger agents to air traffic control. Our team, who all have experience and skills of the industry, will help you work out where you want to be and give you the skills to stand out from the crowd.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Trained to industry standards, the College’s industry links will ensure lessons are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving sector. You’ll learn about baggage processing, check in, dispatch, health and safety, aircraft marshalling and security. Lessons will include a mixture of theory and practical sessions along with educational visits and guest speakers. Recent trips have included visits to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic at London Heathrow and industry related guest speakers.

How will I learn?

You will be taught by experienced, up to date and skilled tutors who have a passion and enthusiasm for the industry. A wealth and varied selection of educational visits and industry guest speakers will enhance your learning and evidence gathered will assist in completion of some units.

How am I assessed?

Assessments will vary from written reports, practical activities, using a wealth of resources including and aircraft mock up and check-in area, and some classroom based assessments.

What’s next?

Progress to a relevant Level 3 course such as the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Aviation Level 3.

You need:

A passion for the Aviation Industry and a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 3-2/D-E, including Maths and English.

Why English and Maths matter…

Working in aviation you might need to write flight reports, calculate the weight of luggage, handle cash and work out currency conversions.

What else do I need to know?

You will have the opportunity to take part in a selection of college enrichment activities as part of the course. You will study an additional qualification for progression in English and Maths.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

What kit/uniform do I need?

All students will be required to wear a uniform each day they are in college. This consists of a navy suit and white shirt/blouse. As well as a college approved scarf/tie. Full details will be available during the application process.

What financial and additional support can I get? Financial help may be available for your uniform and kit

3 Reasons to join us:

  • You will benefit from advice guidance and potential mentoring from aviation employees and past students who are now successfully working in the industry.
  • Industry based resources provide a realistic environment and the industry links develop your knowledge
  • Progression on to the L3 qualification and then onto higher education and/or employment.

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Aviation Level 3

If you want to work in the aviation industry there are more opportunities than you might think. On our programmes you’ll learn about the roles both on the ground and in the sky, from cabin crew, security, passenger agents to air traffic control. Our team, who all have experience and skills of the industry, will help you work out where you want to be and give you the skills to stand out from the crowd.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Trained to industry standards, the College’s industry links will ensure lessons are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving sector. You’ll learn Preparation for Employment, Handling Air Passengers, Environmental Impacts of Aviation and Customer Service. Lessons will include a mixture of theory and practical sessions along with educational visits and guest speakers. The tutors have a wide variation of industry links that will provide you with the greatest opportunities, along with educational visits and guest speakers. Recent trips have included visits to Virgin Atlantic and British Airways at London Heathrow and New York.

How will I learn?

You will be taught by experienced, up to date and skilled tutors who have a passion and enthusiasm for the industry. A wealth and varied selection of educational visits and industry guest speakers that will enhance your learning and evidence gathered will assist in completion of some units.

How am I assessed?

Assessments will vary from written reports, practical activities, using a wealth of resources including an aircraft mock up and check-in area, and some classroom based assessments

You need:

A passion for the Aviation Industry and City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Aviation, or a minimum of four GCSEs grade 4/C or above, including maths and English.

Why English and Maths matter…

Working in aviation you might need to write flight reports, calculate the weight of luggage, handle cash and work out currency conversions.

What else do I need to know?

You will have the opportunity to take part in a selection of college enrichment activities as part of the course.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

What kit/uniform do I need?

All students will be required to wear a uniform each day they are in college. This consists of a navy suit and white shirt/blouse. As well as a college approved scarf/tie. Full details will be available during the application process.

What financial and additional support can I get? Financial help may be available for your uniform and kit

3 Reasons to join us:

  • You will benefit from advice guidance and potential mentoring from aviation employees and past students who are now successfully working in the industry.
  • Industry based resources provide a realistic environment and the industry links develop your knowledge
  • Progression on to the L3 qualification and then onto higher education and/or employment.

Diploma in Aviation Level 3 

If you want to work in the aviation industry there are more opportunities than you might think. On our programmes you’ll learn about the roles both on the ground and in the sky, from cabin crew, security, passenger agents to air traffic control. Our team, who all have experience and skills of the industry, will help you work out where you want to be and give you the skills to stand out from the crowd.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Trained to industry standards, the College’s industry links will ensure lessons are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving sector. You’ll learn about The Environmental Impacts, Marketing, Human Resources, Ramp Handling and Aviation Terminology. Lessons will include a mixture of theory and practical sessions along with educational visits and guest speakers. Additional training elements in the second year include Conflict Management, First Aid and links with the RAF.

How am I assessed?

You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.

What’s next?

You could continue to build your knowledge by moving on to a foundation degree such as our own FdA in Tourism and Aviation, or start work in the aviation industry.

You need:

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Aviation Level 3.

Why English and Maths matter…

Working in aviation you might need to write flight reports, calculate the weight of luggage, handle cash and work out currency conversions.

What else do I need to know?

You will have the opportunity to take part in a selection of college enrichment activities as part of the course, as well as industry work placement opportunities.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

What kit/uniform do I need?

All students will be required to wear a uniform each day they are in college. This consists of a navy suit and white shirt/blouse. As well as a college approved scarf/tie. Full details will be available during the application process.

What financial and additional support can I get? Financial help may be available for your uniform and kit.

3 reasons to join us:

  • You will benefit from advice guidance and potential mentoring from aviation employees and past students who are now successfully working in the industry.
  • Industry based resources provide a realistic environment and the industry links develop your knowledge
  • Progression on to higher education and/or employment.

HE

This innovative programme is the only one of its kind in the North East of England. You combine modules from across the travel,  tourism and aviation sectors and have the opportunity to top up to a relevant BA (Hons) with a further year of full-time study.

FdA Aviation & Tourism

This innovative programme with an excellent bespoke design, one of only a handful in the North of England, offers students the opportunity to combine modules from across the aviation, travel and tourism sectors, with the chance to top-up to a relevant BA (Hons) with a further year of full-time study.


Attendance: Full time

Duration: Two years

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

Year one modules – Level 4:

  • Aviation Sector Operations
  • Introduction to Strategic Marketing in Aviation & Tourism
  • Technology in Aviation & Tourism
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Analysing Financial Performance
  • Personal & Professional Development

Year two modules – Level 5:

  • Aviation Sector Management
  • Aviation & Tourism Service Sector Management
  • Tourism Destination Development
  • Global Business Operations in Aviation & Tourism
  • Work Related Research Project

*Modules offered may vary.


How will I learn?

Lectures and seminars are delivered by industry specialist staff, with direct experience encompassing all the disciplines of the Aviation and Tourism sectors. The programme enables the acquisition of appropriate background knowledge, development of broader academic skills, with an emphasis on the balance of theoretical requirements and sustainability aspects of the individual sectors.

Educational visits and educational support from a range of National and International employers, leaders in industry from airlines, airports, Regulatory bodies, NATS, environmentalist, Government, visitor attractions, hoteliers and tour operators have proven invaluable to students;  enabling detailed application and underpinning theory to industry practice raising aspirations, motivation and achievements.


How am I assessed?

Both in-course and end assessments including reports, essays, projects, case studies, examination, individual or group presentation, group activity and a personal development portfolio.


Progression:

Recently alumni students have secured employment both internationally & nationally with leading sector organisations such as International Airline Group, Manchester Airline Group, Norwegian, Easy Jet, Jet2, Swissport, Securitas, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Stansted Airport, London Heathrow Holdings, Leeds Braford, Gatwick Airport,Virgin Atlantic and Tui in a range of roles from Airport Management, Aviation Crew  to Travel consultant.

You may also wish to further your studies and progress to Top-up Award or other appropriate top up programmes with a further year of study


Entry requirements:

  • 40-48 tariff points
  • English and Mathematics commensurate with  Level 2.

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Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. Our past students have taken part in work placements in airports, popular tourist destinations and at high-profile events. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, organisation, time management, putting together and delivering presentations, CV writing, customer service skills and use of ICT and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.