Where will this course lead?

The course is an introduction to Aviation Operations for full-time students who are looking to find out how operations at the airport work and learn some basic aircraft maintenance skills.
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

What will I study?

To gain the C&G Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations, you will study a modules titled :
- Health and Safety in the Aviation Industry
- Security in the Aviation Industry

In addition to this module, other topics which you may cover include
- Flight Operations
- Plan the loading of aircraft
- Principles of Flight

You will also be able to retake one GCSE in either Maths or English if you have not achieved a Grade C or above (4 or above)

How will this course be delivered?

The course is delivered through classroom teaching and workshop practicals. You will be based in the aircraft hangar at our Woodlands Campus and also use the 737 simulator to support your understanding of the Principles of Flight

What qualifications will I get?

C&G Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations (4955-04)

How will I be assessed?

The subject units are assessed in a variety of ways; some are assessed by assignments which may involve working in groups or independently and marked by your teachers using City and Guilds Criteria.
Some assignments are assessed whilst undertaking practical activities.

How do I get a place on the course?

Entry to the course is dependent upon successful interview and meeting the entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Either 4 GCSE passes at grade A*/9 - C/4 to include Maths OR English and preferably science; or a relevant Level 2 Diploma in Engineering at a Merit or Distinction grade (and a minimum of Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English). Also, an excellent reference or school report followed by a successful selection interview.

What else do I need to know?

If you have a Learning Difference or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
You will be expected to supply your own stationery such as folders, paper and pens.
You will need to provide appropriate PPE including overalls and boots for the aircraft hangar.
Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

This course can lead onto the National Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering or Foundation Diploma in Engineering

You could then move onto Higher Education Courses such as a BSc Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at the College or similar courses at other Universities.