Level 2 Certificate in Aviation

This qualification is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the principles of working within the aviation sector. The primary purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to progress to employment in the aviation industry. The secondary purpose is to allow learners to explore different aspects of the aviation industry before specialising.

This qualification will also allow learners to gain transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace or further study.

Aims of the course

These are to:

  • Explore risks, hazards and safety in an airport environment.
  • Understand how to prevent and minimise risks and hazards airside
  • Understand threats to security, security procedures and legislation
  • Understand communication methods and the impact that both effective and poor communication can have in an airport environment.
  • Understand and identify problems that occur in the aviation industry.
  • Understand check-in procedures and how to process passenger travel documentation
  • Understand procedures when supporting passengers with special requirements
  • Loading and unloading methods used on aircraft
  • Understand the purpose of aircraft marshalling, together with the dangers involved, equipment and checks when marshalling aircraft

Essential skills

While completing this qualification, learners may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees. These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem-solving, to more tricky-to-measure skills such as:

  • An appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress
  • Appropriate interpersonal skills
  • Communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors
  • Supporting other aspiring employees
  • Personal manners and deportment
  • Understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation


To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Aviation, learners are required to successfully complete all 5 graded mandatory units and 2 optional non-graded units

Mandatory units:

  • Health and safety in aviation
  • Aviation security
  • Aviation communication
  • Customer service in aviation
  • Problem solving in aviation

Optional Units could include:

  • Check-in procedures and travel documentation
  • Passenger baggage processing
  • Supporting passengers with special requirements
  • Ground service operations
  • Loading and unloading of aircraft
  • Aircraft marshalling
  • Manual handling
  • Dangerous goods in aviation
  • Aircraft turnaround

How the course is delivered

This Level 2 Certificate in Aviation is delivered via blended learning. Learners also get full access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which provides access to case studies, learning materials and activities, presentations and web links. Online tutor support and guidance is provided throughout the course, where learners can interact with the tutors, get feedback on their progress and submit your work electronically. Face to face interactions will be conducted through video sessions or within the classroom environment.


After successful completion learners achieve an OFQUAL regulated qualification – Level 2 Certificate in Aviation awarded by NCFE.

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.

What kind of support do I get during the course?

  • 24/7 online access to resources
  • Practical exercises, short case studies and examples that will help you recognise different facets of Education and training and prepare you for the final assessment.
  • A subject expert who will give you feedback on your formative assessments and report.
  • Access to library facilities for books, journals, whitepapers etc.



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7 months.
Student study commitment would be a minimum of 5-6 hours a week.

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