Aviation Security Management - Advanced (LIVE virtual classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 168 participants from 49 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (20 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Aviation Security Management - Advanced aviation training course

The role of an advanced aviation security manager is to locate the optimal proactive processes that produce both the maximum level of security and the optimal combination of the security department in the business. It should allow the organization and the industry the ideal degrees of freedom to function. IATA’s Aviation Security Management - Advanced course focuses on four key areas of interest designed to teach, enrich and develop new ways of thinking. The course focuses on the position of Aviation Security (AVSEC) within the organization and industry; introducing new AVSEC managerial tools and methodologies. It is designed for the security manager who wishes to move to a new personal development stage and acquire new advanced AVSEC and management capabilities.

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Course Code: TSCV-01-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 20 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 150 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • You should have basic knowledge and experience in management and aviation security.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Aviation Security Management - Advanced (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
5 - 8 August, 2024
Register before Jul 15, 2024 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 22 Jul
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201495
USD 1,325
USD 1,735
USD 1,940

2 daily LIVE sessions:
10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30 Geneva/Paris
16:00-18:30 & 20:00-22:30 Beijing/Singapore
12:00-14:30 & 16:00-18:30 Dubai
8:00-10:30 & 12:00-14:30 UTC
Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the mission statement and purpose of the security unit and the processes you are in charge of within the organization and industry
  • Discuss the connection between aviation security and profit, cost, revenue and additional business goals and objectives that allow the business and AVSEC to gain new insights into advanced methodologies and branding opportunities
  • Improve AVSEC contractors’ and project management tools while gaining new external focus to develop advanced tools and work concepts
  • Improve human capital management while obtaining new QA and QC tools and mechanisms to confront current challenges, including the insider threat
  • Practice risk analysis and management directly related to relevant aviation challenges and threats

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Security fundamentals and the adaptation to current threats
  • The development of aviation security (AVSEC)
  • Towards better risk management
  • Project management
  • The human capital and the insider threat
  • Security facilitation
  • Multi-layered approach and Security Management Systems (SeMS)
  • The aviation security business - the challenges and the cost
  • QA and QC in AVSEC


  • Multiple surveys, group discussions, and group collaborations are embedded throughout the entire week
  • Participants will design a full security program using the final exercises
  • Two micro exercises will support the evolution of the course topics

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Managers from airports and airlines
  • Managers from aviation supply chain stakeholders
  • Civil aviation authorities
  • Police and border control authorities
  • Transport administration representatives

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participant obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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