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Passenger Ground Services for the Leadership & Management Training Program

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Learn what it takes to work at one of the airline’s industry most visible airport position and obtain the skills you need to provide assistance and related passenger services at the check-in, gate and concourse of your airport.

The course complements the training requirements outlined in the IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM), the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and the IATA Passenger Services Conference Resolutions Manual (PSCRM).

This training program combines IATA's trusted Passenger Ground Services course with Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM), a state-of-the-art, media-rich training platform furnished by Harvard Business School faculty, global business leaders and practitioners in the field of leadership development.

Course format

This distance learning course is available in eTextbook format.
  • The IATA course requires approximately 65 - 80 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.
  • Additional time will be required for the HMM modules.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Understand how airlines and airports operate in relation to the provision of passenger services
  • Learn about passenger and baggage check-in & boarding procedures, including passengers with special needs
  • Interpret the respective regulatory requirements related to passenger and baggage transport
  • Understand how computer reservations and departure control systems operate
  • Ensure safe and secure passenger & baggage transport
  • Provide superior customer service in a demanding customer facing environment
  • Learn about the latest technological innovations in passenger services
  • Add value to existing and future employers looking to hire and retain knowledgeable and high performing personnel

Key topics

Passenger Ground Services course content

  • Introduction to airport and airline operations
  • Computer Reservations (CRS) and Departure Control Systems (DCS) functions
  • Passenger and Baggage check-in procedures (airport and off-site)
  • Conditions of passenger and baggage carriage, boarding procedures and flight close-out messaging
  • Dangerous Goods regulations awareness for passenger service agents
  • Managing passenger interactions
  • Aviation security procedures for passenger and baggage transport
  • Enhanced passenger facilitation, latest innovations and career opportunities
  • Harvard ManageMentor modules:
HMM access

This valuable online reference tool, used by companies around the world, will help you handle day-to-day management issues.

HMM offers the following on-demand features to help you achieve more on the job:

  • Concise lessons and tools for fast and effective learning
  • Videos featuring Harvard University faculty, trusted experts, and next-generation emerging leaders
  • Editor’s Choice articles featuring up-to-the-minute business expertise, selected and updated quarterly by Harvard Business Publishing editors
  • Hundreds of new checklists, self-assessments, worksheets, and handouts to facilitate the application of new ideas to your own work environment
  • Personalized experience: goals, skill development, and action planning to help you quickly apply new skills
  • Post-topic, On-the-Job component where you work on your action plan and receive content, tips, and reminders

Harvard ManageMentor© Content Summary by Topic

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline passenger service staff
  • Ground Handling Agents’ passenger services staff
  • Airport operators’ staff providing passenger services
  • Civil Aviation Authorities’ staff providing passenger services
  • Anyone wishing to start a career as a Passenger Service Agent

Certificate awarded

  • You will receive an IATA certificate upon successful completion of the IATA exam.A Harvard ManageMentor© certificate of completion is awarded for each module, provided you obtain a passing grade of 70%. You may track your progress within the HMM platform.

How to claim your Diploma

  • Upon successful completion of the 10 required HMM modules and the IATA course, contact us to claim your IATA Leadership and Management Diploma.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

IATA Exam

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions, Closed Text Book
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 60 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 90 correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

Harvard ManageMentor© Exam

  • Exam Delivery Method: Online assessment
  • Exam Format: Multiple-choice questions
  • Number of Questions: 10 or less per HMM module
  • Time Allowed: The assessment can be retaken as many times as you need to pass
  • Passing Grade: You must score at least 70% on the assessment.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

iPad package
Select any 4 (out of a choice of 8) Aviation Courses in eTextbook format and receive them with a free iPad.

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