BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Aviation Operations

Course Detail

Mode of Study:

Level: 3

Duration: 1 year

Awarding/validation body:  Pearson

Course Overview

The aviation sector plays a key role in the UK economy and contributed around £20 billion each year prior to the pandemic. The aviation industry employed around 230,000 people in 2019 and offers career openings in a range of areas, including aircraft handling, aircraft movement, flight operations and passenger services. The aviation sector is key to creating and supporting global connectivity for people, goods and services in all sectors, it is particularly significant in creating the infrastructure for inward and outward tourism.

Course Highlights

During the first year of the course students will learn about the UK aviation industry, health and safety and security in this sector and onboard passenger operations. There will be a trip to the British Airways training centre and students will actively take part in role plays throughout the year in the classroom aircraft cabin.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

BTEC Level 3 qualifications in aviation operations gives students the opportunity to make progress in the aviation sector, whether their chosen route is employment, an apprenticeship or university.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Entry Requirements:

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.


This course is 100% coursework and will be assessed by a range of methods from presentations, group work and written work.


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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