• LevelLevel 5
  • Duration2 years
  • UCAS CodeA170
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


The Fd Airport and Airline Management degree course is the perfect route to a career in Aviaition.

The airport and airline sector has witnessed unprecedented growth during the last decade and the number of passengers passing through UK airports is set to increase from 229 million in 2015 to 450 million by 2030, according to the Department for Transport. This huge growth means that graduates with skills in aviation operations are highly sought after.

The Fd Airport and Airline Management degree course has been specifically developed in partnership with Swissport, the aviation ground handling specialist. It will broaden your knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within this exciting sector, with specific reference to airport ground handling, customer service and managing people.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Managing Service Standards in the Airport and Airline & Tourism Sectors
  • Marketing-Strategies and Tactics
  • Financial Decision-Making
  • Planning and Managing Airside Operations
  • Managing and Developing Talent in the Airport and Airline & Tourism Sectors
  • The Work Environment and Reflective Practice
  • Industry Related Project
  • Commercial Capacities of Airports and Airlines
  • Contemporary Issues within the Airport and Airline & Travel and Tourism
  • Technology and the Passenger Experience
  • Managing the Passenger Experience in Airports

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification (NVQ 3, BTEC Award or A Level).

You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths.

Non-standard applicants will be considered based on industrial experience relevant to the programme and/or alternative qualifications that may be considered for advanced standing.

This decision will be determined by interview.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, industry guest speakers and trips and visits.
Teaching is carried out by qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 13 teaching contact hours.

There is a strong focus on embedding employability and professional skills and knowledge into the course through individual projects, online activities and student visits.

In addition to the above, you are expected to commit to approximately 15 hours a week of independent study in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessment.

You are assessed through a variety of assessment methods to enhance the experience as well as develop key transferable skills.

The assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to meet the learning outcomes of the programme.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £6,300 per year.

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Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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