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Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme

Several courses are pre-approved as re-imburseable under the HKSAR government's MATF programme

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Candidates who are in full-time employment with an airline or airport in Hong Kong are eligible for re-imbursement up to $18,000 HKD.

Proficiency in English is an essential skill for airport security officers. This course will help airport security personnel to enforce, monitor and apply airport security measures in accordance with locally approved programmes, and to communicate and cooperate with other airport agencies clearly and concisely in English.

The course is built on the AEROSTA Framework and applies the language training techniques to courses for airport security officers.

Whether you want to improve your English to write reports or you simply want to improve your ability to communicate with others, our team of professional Native English Teachers and Subject Matter Experts can deliver the language training you most need.

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Benefits for Airport Security Officers:

  • Improve your ability to communicate clearly and effectively with passengers, colleagues and crew members.
  • Control the movement of people by means of access control techniques and systems.
  • Recognise weapons and explosives.
  • Escort people and consignments.
  • Inspect/screen/search passengers and baggage.
  • Become more confident in dealing with unusual and unexpected events.
  • Improve your comprehension of a wide range of accents.
  • Improve your cultural awareness and ability to interpret gestures, mannerisms and body language.
  • Improve your ability to write accurate and concise reports
  • Course complements airport internal training.

Course structure

The English for Airport Security Officers course is 30 hours in total, comprised of 3 core modules focused on language development.  They are suitable for both pre-professionals and for those who are working at an airport.  In these core modules learners will develop their vocabulary, pronunciation, grammatical accuracy, listening comprehension and report writing skills.

  1. English for Airport Security Officers (Frontline)
  2. English for Airport Security Officers (Supervisors and Management) 
  3. Advanced Report Writing / Statement Writing for Airport Security Officers

Extension modules are available for learners who need specific practice

      4. Elementary English (CEFR A1-A2)
      5. Foundation English (CEFR A2-B1
      6. Advanced Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension Skills
      7. Train The Trainer - Elements of Language Instruction for Security Supervisors

Features of English for Airport Security Officers

The course is built on the AEROSTA Framework which ensures that in each unit learners have meaningful practice of a range of language skills relevant to an aviation career.  The course is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference and the topics on the course lead to proficiency in the AEROSTA Framework Service Language Test.                      

Unit Vocabulary   Structure Communicative Functions
The course is divided into 3 x modules of 10 units, each a relevant topic for airport security officers Each unit contains vocabulary (oral and written form) frequently used in that topic  Each unit contains a range of basic and complex structures, and activities to improve learners' grammatical accuracy of those structures in context. Each unit contains role play exercises to practice using those structures in a meaningful airport security context, to achieve a satisfactory outcome.  

 

Topics include:

  • World destinations
  • Access control
  • Describing people/vehicles
  • Behavioural profiling
  • Threat assessment
  • Giving directions
  • Describing procedures
  • Dangerous Goods / Restricted Articles
  • Politeness, formality and register
  • Handling complaints
  • Air rage

    and many more

CLASS SIZE

We recommend 8-16 per class for airport clients.  Individual learners are also welcome to enrol.

COURSE TIMES

This course is available as an intensive course on airport premises, or as an ongoing course for individual learners at our premises.  Various time slots are available.

Assessment

At the end of the course, learners are assessed by the AEROSTA Framework Airport Security Language Test, the international standard for determining English proficiency in airport security roles.

The AEROSTA Framework Airport Security Language Test is an accurate test of language proficiency for airport security staff.  The AEROSTA Framework Service Language Test measures the specific reading, listening, and oral proficiency skills required to successfully perform frontline duties in English. The test is concerned with determining genuine language proficiency through appropriate responses, regardless of whether a response is factually or grammatically correct.

General and Academic English tests such as TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC are inappropriate for testing language proficiency of airline/airport customer service staff as they do not test important skills within the context of aviation security, so the results are less meaningful as a measure of language proficiency. They do not measure the skills that are required for interaction with colleagues and air passengers. 

OPTIONAL EXTRA PRACTICE

For staff that require additional English language practice, they should consider attending optional weekend Supplementary Classes. We typically offer workshops for non-technical airline staff such as Customer Service Officers, Cabin Crew and Airport Security Officers on alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings 10-12pm. A two hour Supplementary Class costs $300HKD per person if more than 8 people attend, or $500HKD if less than 8 people attend.

TEACHING STAFF All teaching staff are certified by the Aviation English Organisation. All teachers have aviation and language teaching experience.

COURSE FEE

This course is MATF reimburseable for learners who are both (1) Hong Kong residents (2) employed by an airline or aviation company.

10 x 1 hour sessions - $2500 HKD ($250HKD per hour)
20 x 1 hour sessions - $4600 HKD ($230HKD per hour)
30 x 1 hour sessions - $6000 HKD ($200HKD per hour)

Group enrolment discount:

Prices above are per head for four candidates attending at the same time in a closed group.  Where a learner attends a class without other students the hourly rate is doubled. Where a group of 4-7 staff enrol at the same time, the hourly rate is HKD 200 regardless of course length. Where a group of more than 8 staff enrol at the same time, the hourly rate is HKD 180 regardless of course length.

OPTIONAL EXTRA PRACTICE

For staff that require additional English language practice, they should consider attending optional weekend workshops. We typically offer workshops for non-technical airline staff such as Customer Service Officers, Cabin Crew and Airport Security Officers on alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings 10-12pm. A two hour workshop costs $300HKD per person if more than 8 people attend, or $500HKD if less than 8 people attend.

TEACHING STAFF

All teaching staff are certified by the Aviation English Organisation. All teachers have aviation and language teaching experience. 

Hong Kong

Aviation English Asia has been offering part time and full time courses in Hong Kong since 2009.

All courses are available in Hong Kong. Check the schedule above for details.

Vietnam

Aviation English Asia has been offering part time courses in Vietnam since 2014.

All courses are available in Vietnam - typically every 8 weeks, or by special arrangement.

Taiwan

ICAO Aviation English, English for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Technicians and Mechanics, and English for Flight Attendants are available in Taipei, Tainan and Kaosiung.

Cambodia

Aviation English Asia has been offering part time and full time courses in Cambodia since July 2018

All courses are available in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Check the schedule for details.

  

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