Why are there so many short-term (Diploma and certificate) courses in aviation? Do they impart any real value?

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    Capt Ankur Thakur Pilot with Air India | Guide-Level 13

    4 years ago
    Aviation in India is synonymous to glamour. People dress up well to travel when the route is by air. It shows how presentation matters. This not only applies to passengers, it is even more applicable to the people whom the passengers meet when they arrive at airport or board into an aircraft. The safety, security, presentation, hospitality and on-time performance are the key factors that allow any airline to grow and attain the top spot. Hence, the needs also differ when it comes to these special requirements of the industry. The ticketing or boarding into an aircraft is not at all comparable to how we do in trains or buses. Because everythin... view more
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    varun Oza Pilot | Contributor-Level 6

    4 years ago
    Aviation is a vast industry and there are plenty of different fields in aviation when combined together, make it all work like a clockwork. The airline industry is like a hotel flowing in the air which also takes a patron from point A to point B. That alone combines the hospitality industry and the travel industry. Then there are the back end heroes like the logistic staff and ground services who provide all the support needed for an airline to take to the skies. There are several hotels tied up with these airlines who provide freshly cooked food to these airlines. Then there is the flight crew and cabin crew who run the show while the aircra... view more
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    Harsh Ranjan College Selection Expert | Scholar-Level 17

    4 years ago
    There are various short term Diploma or Certificate course to make a bright career in aviation field. Different course is needed in aviation field, because there are various type of work in this field and by doing one single course it is not possible and it is also not possible to merge all the course into one course, as syllabus is very large which is not possible to learn by one student. That’s why different course has been designed by IATA such as Ramp planner, air navigation services, cargo manager, Managing the travel and tourism and various other course. Yes, it has a great impact on student CV and job opportunities get rise after doi... view more
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    Aman Kumar | Guide-Level 12

    4 years ago
    Short term diploma courses are available in a particular field such as ground operations, ticketing, security, etc.
    The Diploma courses that are provided by IATA focus on a specific area and provide in Depth knowledge of that specific area only.
    These courses do impart real value as you must be well aware of the working of your core department and a candidate with in depth knowledge of a department is always preferred.
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    NITIN DESHMUKH Yard by yard its hard, but inch by inch its | Scholar-Level 17

    4 years ago
    Yes, these short-term courses do impart value to a new student in the field of aviation. Apart from the regular courses, one should take some short courses to get a good in-depth knowledge of that particular subject. A complete in and out knowledge of the subject is of much importance in aviation as even a small mistake makes a big impact in the airline industry. Hence, these short-term courses do play a big role.
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    Puneesh Rawat | Contributor-Level 6

    4 years ago
    Aviation sector is one such field that is totally focused on customer service.If a students or person wants a career in this sector there are many departments that are not very technical and only need one to pursue a short course so that they are briefed on the basic requirements of tech job. Some of these profiles include ramping, counter executives, luggage management, air cargo, customer services, PR etc.Degree courses are only required as a mandate for certain technical based course such as ticketing, Pilot, AME and so on. So it is safe to say that pursuing a short term courses in aviation can give you equal opportunity to build a career ... view more
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    Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar La vie est faite pour vivre pas pour stresser | Scholar-Level 18

    4 years ago
    Hello,In India, there is great glamour associated with any flying related job. Also, there are so many different compartments that one really needs special training to understand the job and perform it well. Thus, this requirement has led to the many certificates and or Diploma courses in the field of aviation. They are all related to a common thread of aviation but definitely have distinguishable differences for the training institutions to begin courses and of course Indian carriers to employ these professionals. Even though they may look fragmented to the untrained person, they indeed fill up the need for such specialization in the field. ... view more

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