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


This course has been specifically designed and developed in partnership with key industry sectors to ensure the course is relevant and up to date to meet industry requirements. This course will broaden your knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within this exciting sector to learn elements of airline and airport business practices.

Whilst prior to COVID-19 the airport and airline sector had witnessed unprecedented growth, the pandemic had an enormous impact on the aviation industry, affecting passenger traffic, air cargo demand, airport workforce and incoming revenues.

This industry focused course lays the foundation for you to join a sector which is ever changing, and this course highlights the constant changes within the industry and supports you to develop the key skills and in-depth knowledge to understand the sector. You will benefit from tutor’s specialist knowledge of aviation and strong links to industry which will allow you insights into operational practices.

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

• Growing Airport and Airline Revenue in a Global Market

• Contemporary Issues within the Airport and Airline & Travel and Tourism

• Technology and the Passenger Experience

• Managing the Passenger Experience in Airports

You will also have the opportunity to study with Eden Flight Training where you will have the amazing opportunity to attend flying school. Eden Flight Training are the only Approved Training Organisation (by the Civil Aviation Authority) in the North East of England, based at Teesside Airport with a philosophy of bringing affordable flight training in a safe, professional and friendly environment. You will learn the theory of flying and then put this into practice with a day of flying lessons where YOU will fly the aircraft (additional costs apply - TBC).

Entry requirements

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

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.

Successful students may choose to progress to the BA (Hons) Airport and Airline Passenger Management programme also delivered at the College, to gain a full honours degree award.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £6,900 per year.

Student finance code- 543341

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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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