Aviation Management & Operations - Pilot Studies FD

In Skipton

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  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location


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    Different dates available


A variety of assessment methods is used including: presentations case studies portfolio reports examinations The Civil Aviation Authority Private Pilot's Licence Exams are embedded inside the assessments Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check {if "horizontal" == 'horizontal'} Student success story: Phil Hewitson Studying the Foundation Degree in Aviation Management & Operations at The Aviation Academy gave me a fantastic understanding of how the aviation industry functions. The vast range of subjects taught on the course varied from airline management through to how to fly. I was impressed by the extensive knowledge of the tutors and how helpful they were.  The final part of the course was most beneficial to me as it involved undertaking a three month work placement. I applied to work within the Air Traffic Control department at Leeds Bradford Airport as my dream job was to become an Air Traffic Controller. Just before I had finished my work placement I was offered a position at the airport as an Air Traffic Control Assistant which I obviously jumped at. A year later I began training to become an Air Traffic Controller and I qualified in October 2013.  {if "VLPH0011"}




Skipton (North Yorkshire)
Gargrave Road, BD23 1UX


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Entry Requirements:
  • 120 UCAS points
  • Extended Diploma/A2 Level/Access to HE Diploma or equivalent
  • Clear Basic Disclosure Scotland


  • GCSEs English Language and Mathematics Grade C or above or equivalent


  • Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview
  • Students with relevant HNCs may be able to transfer credit in certain modules onto the Foundation Degree

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  • IT
  • Aviation
  • Aviation Training
  • Management
  • IT Management
  • Industry
  • Pilot
  • Management Operations
  • International
  • Performance
  • Airline Training
  • Transport Management
  • Aviation Academy
  • Private

Course programme

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Call our clearing hotline 01756 693 381 or visit our clearing page for more information.

{if "<p>Based at Leeds Bradford International Airport this programme is ideal for those wishing to "} What stands out about this course?

Based at Leeds Bradford International Airport this programme is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in the aviation industry or for those already employed in the aviation industry with a specific interest in studying for a Pilot’s Licence. Level 4 gives a grounding in the aviation industry. At Level 5 the Foundation Degree provides the theoretical knowledge for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Private Pilot’s License. Those wishing to make the extra financial commitment and pursue the practical experience they need can register formally with the CAA and complete the required flying training and hours alongside their Foundation Degree. The College has made special arrangements with two Flight Schools to welcome our students.

The tutors delivering the programme share a wealth of industry expertise, having previously held a variety of positions in the airline industry. Visiting speakers include senior personnel from the nearby airport, allowing students first hand advice on a career in aviation. The Aviation Academy offers high specification training suites along with a well-equipped learning centre and there is ample secure parking. The advantages of studying in such close proximity to Leeds Bradford International Airport encourages natural and productive links with major employers in the aviation industry.

Students are given an exclusive opportunity to gain employment with Swissport at Leeds Bradford International Airport whilst studying on the course.

Successful students may continue on to complete the BSc (Hons) (Top-up) Air Transport Management or an alternative Honours Degree qualification.

{if "<p><strong>Level 4</strong></p><ul> <li>Aircraft Performance&"} What will I study?

Level 4

  • Aircraft Performance
  • Airline Operations
  • Airport Operations
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • The Air Transport System
  • Work Related Learning 1

Level 5

  • Aircraft General and Principles of Flight
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Flight Performance, Planning & Procedures
  • Navigation
  • Work Related Learning 2 (Meteorology)
  • Work Related Learning 3 (Air Law)
How is the course taught? {if "<ul> <li>BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management (Top-up)</li> <li>BA (Hons) S"} Where will it take me?
  • BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management (Top-up)
  • BA (Hons) Service Sector Management (Top-up)
  • Enhanced employment opportunities in the aviation industry and related careers
  • Previous students have progressed onto The British Airways Graduate Scheme, easyJet Graduate Scheme and other positions within Jet2.com, Air Traffic Control, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic
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Aviation Management & Operations - Pilot Studies FD

Price on request