Exploring the Aviation Industry and Aviation Environment (4955)

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016
These qualifications allows learners wishing to enter the aviation industry an opportunity to learn what it covers from cabin crew to ground operations.  Level 2 and 3 can help you progress to get a job in an airport - anything from organising ramps on the runway to working on a check-in desk.
The level 1 Certificate is aimed at new learners starting their career in the aviation sector.  It will enable the learner to fully understand what the industry is all about and assist them with their progression to differing area's within the sector.

A level 2 or 3 Certificate or Diploma in the Aviation Environment is for anybody who wants a career in aviation, working in an airport or with aircrafts.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

In the Aviation Environment you'll cover things like:

  • Airport check-in services
  • Arrivals and boarding
  • Baggage processing and facilities
  • Loading/unloading aircraft
  • Aircraft marshalling
  • Passenger services/support

In the Exploring the Aviation Industry you will cover topics such as:

  • Aviation Terminology
  • Airport location geography
  • Customer service in aviation
You will learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
For candidates who are interested in a career in the Aviation Industry.
 
Level 2
You have some knowledge and basic skills in the aviation industry. You want to develop your knowledge and gain the skills to move into more specialised areas and take on more responsibility at work.

Level 3
You have experience working in the aviation industry in ground operations. You want to progress your career and take on greater responsibility at work.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to a range of roles including:

  • Airport baggage handler
  • Passenger services
  • Airside operations
  • Landside operations

 

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

In order to offer these qualifications, you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

You can get automatic approval for the Aviation Environment qualifications if you offer the award/certificate/diploma in Aviation Environment (4941) and for the level 1 Exploring the Aviation Industry, if you currently deliver the 4883 qualification, then you can also apply for fast track approval.

Download the form for automatic approval from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 1

This qualification is for candidates who are interested in a career in the Aviation Industry

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the aviation sector.

It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

• Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Travel and Tourism Industry
• Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Travel and Tourism Industry
• Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Cabin Crew

What Careers Can This Lead To?

On successful achievement of this qualifications it is likely that you will continue with your learning within your chosen route, whether this is as cabin crew or into aviation operations.  You could also continue within the travel sector and obtain a position within a travel agency.

Level 1 Certificate in Exploring the Aviation Industry (4955-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 1 Certificate in Exploring the Aviation Industry

  • Accreditation No: 600/5600/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 98 - 98 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

This level will suit you if you have some knowledge and basic skills in the aviation industry. You want to develop your knowledge and gain the skills to move into more specialised areas and take on more responsibility at work.

You choose between two qualifications available at Level 2:

  • Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (Knowledge)
  • Diploma in the Aviation Environment.

For either qualification, you'll need to complete three mandatory units:

  • Health and safety
  • Aviation security
  • Aviation communications.

You also complete one (for the certificate) or 10 (for the diploma) optional units. Sample units include:

  • Airport check-in services
  • Airport baggage processing
  • Aircraft marshalling
  • Aircraft dispatch process.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate and Diploma in the Aviation Environment can lead to a range of roles including:

  • Airport baggage handler
  • Passenger services
  • Airside operations
  • Landside operations

Level 2 Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (Knowledge) (4955-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 2 Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (Knowledge)

  • Accreditation No: 501/0814/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 108 - 108 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Environment (4955-23)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Environment

  • Accreditation No: 501/0494/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 40 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 310 - 310 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

The Level 3 Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (Knowledge) will suit you if you have experience working in a ground operations role in the aviation sector and are looking to progress in your career and take on greater responsibility.

You'll need to complete two mandatory units:

  • Health and safety in the aviation industry
  • Security in the aviation industry.

You must also achieve a minimum of two credits from a wide range of optional units, including:

  • Ramp handling
  • Bird and wildlife control on airports and airfields
  • Flight operations
  • The principles of flight.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate and Diploma in the Aviation Environment can lead to a range of roles including:

  • Airport baggage handler
  • Passenger services
  • Airside operations
  • Landside operations

Level 3 Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (knowledge) (4955-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (Knowledge)

  • Accreditation No: 501/2261/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 106 - 596 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations (4955-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations

  • Accreditation No: 600/6475/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 55 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 449 - 462 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 55 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 449 - 462 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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