FdA Aviation & Tourism

Key Facts
  • Starts September
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Duration Two Years
  • You Need 3 Requirements needed View


Aviation and Tourism are fast moving, dynamic and forward-thinking industries.......and so are we. Our philosophy: The philosophy of the course is to produce graduates who have developed a globally comprehensive knowledge of the Aviation and Tourism sectors with a robust interpretation of the concepts surrounding business resilience and sustainability. Developing underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success/ enhancement in employment, future study or career flexibility and advancement are also features of the course. Students have the opportunity to develop academic skills as well as industry skills that are reflective of current best practice with industry engagement opportunities being as diverse as the students who enrol on the course.

What will I learn

Level 4 modules:

  • Structure and Regulation of the Aviation Industry
  • Marketing Principles and Practice in Aviation and Tourism
  • Introduction to Study and Transferable Skills
  • Exploring Health, Safety and Security in Aviation
  • Innovation and Technology in Aviation and Tourism
  • Understanding Sector Customer Service Provision

Level 5 modules:

  • Performance Management and Leadership in Aviation and Tourism
  • Exploring Tourism Destination Development
  • Business Economics and Financial Insight
  • Professional Development and Employability Planning
  • Understanding Research in Aviation or Tourism
  • Contemporary Issues in Aviation

How will I learn

We use fieldwork to study real world factors, global issues and emerging trends within each sector. Our current industry links provide interesting educational and cultural visits combined with guest lecture insights. The programme enables the acquisition of appropriate experience and development of broader academic skills to enter the aviation or tourism industry at a professional level.

What's next

Most recently graduates have secured employment both locally and nationally with leading sector organisations. Roles in aviation and tourism range from airport marketing, aviation security, air crew, executive travel and aviation training management. You may also wish to further your studies and progress onto a Top-Up award or other appropriate Top-Up programmes with a further year of study.

Additional Information

The programme is assessed by reports, essays, projects, case studies, examination, individual or group presentation, group activity and a personal development portfolio.

This higher education course is in partnership with Teesside University
Our alumni have secured employment with leading sector organisations
Future jobs include operations controller, air traffic management and aviation marketing
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