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Self-study courses enable you to focus on what matters most to you, with the choice to study either on your own or with the help of an Instructor at an IATA Partner training school. The courses on offer are specifically designed to facilitate entry to the industry in a number of sectors. They are comprehensive, requiring 30-45 hours of study for most courses, putting you at the forefront of your chosen career. Some courses can be longer in terms of suggested study hours.

Course material is available in either e-book, printed or e-learning format and all self-study examinations can now be taken online. Each successful candidate will earn an IATA certificate or diploma depending on the course selected.

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Found 73 courses and diplomas

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Aviation Security Awareness – In-Flight Crew (e-learning)

This course is tailor-made to your role and will introduce you to the security measures and regulations you need to know whilst performing in-flight functions in an airport or airline environment.

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Aviation Security Awareness course (partner-taught or self-study)

This course introduces you to the security measures and regulations you need to know to work responsibly in the industry.

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Aviation Security Awareness for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

This course introduces you to the security measures and regulations you need to know to work responsibly in the industry.

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Aviation Security Screening Diploma

This diploma prepares trainees to work in access control, x-ray screening and checkpoint supervisory roles.

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Cargo Introductory course (partner-taught or self-study)

Learn about basic IATA cargo rules and procedures, how freight forwarders and airline cargo units operate, plus much more.

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Cargo Introductory course for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Learn about basic IATA cargo rules and procedures, how freight forwarders and airline cargo units operate, plus much more.

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Cargo Leadership Development Program with Harvard Business Publishing

This program comprises cargo training through IATA courses and management skills through Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) modules. Today’s managers and business leaders need to be equipped with the skills and behaviors required to achieve key commercial objectives. This advanced program will provide you with an in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of cargo airline business strategy, methodology and business development tools. The combination of IATA courses and HMM modules are designed to balance theory and practical application, and to equip you with critical competencies in cargo airline business management.

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Cargo Security Awareness (partner-taught or self-study)

Build your awareness in air cargo security regulations and the basic principles of security enforcement in the cargo environment.

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Cargo Supply Chain and Transport Modes course (partner-taught or self-study)

Improve your knowledge regarding supply chain management, logistics and different modes of transport.

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Dangerous Goods Specialist Diploma

You will be equipped to train all categories of dangerous goods training, including instructing a variety of staff engaged in the shipment of goods by air.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism Diploma

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional. Provide advice on flight, accommodation and tour products, and how to ensure travelers fulfill necessary travel requirements.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Build your leadership skills and travel industry knowledge with a combined focus from IATA and Harvard ManageMentor.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Galileo Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Galileo for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Build your leadership skills and travel industry knowledge with a combined focus from IATA and Harvard ManageMentor.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Sabre Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Sabre for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

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Fundamental Skills in Journey Pricing and Ticketing (partner-taught or self-study)

Learn the language of fare construction and fare rules so you provide your customers with the best advice and the lowest fare for their air itinerary.

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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - GALILEO (partner-taught or self-study)

Explore and interpret the Galileo Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing

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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - SABRE (partner-taught or self-study)

Explore and interpret the Sabre Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.

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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - AMADEUS (partner-taught or self-study)

Explore and interpret the Amadeus Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.

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Ground Operations Management with AHM for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Learn how to supervise an airline station in a self-handled or out-sourced environment. Study the latest trends in passenger and baggage handling.

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Ground Operations Management with AHM (partner-taught or self-study)

Learn how to supervise an airline station in a self-handled or out-sourced environment. Study the latest trends in passenger and baggage handling.

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Harvard ManageMentor for IATA Students and Graduates (partner-taught or self-study)

The HMM© training program delivers critical leadership and management skills when you need them most.