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This course is for those who screen air cargo and mail, to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective screening using visual check, hand search, x-ray (inc. EDS) and explosive trace detection.

Estimated Time: 3 hours

Last Updated: November 2023

Plane on Runway
What you will learn

The threat to aviation

Security in the aviation industry

The trainee’s role

Overview of cargo and mail

Acceptance and dispatch of cargo and mail

Prohibited articles and concealments for screeners

Visual check

Hand search

Screening using x-ray equipment including explosive detection systems (EDS and CT EDS)

Explosive trace detection


How to complete this Course

This course consists of two parts. The first part is online and it is possible to pause to make notes as well as being able to stop the course and come back later or another day. At the end of Part 1 candidates will have two chances to pass the online closed book exam. Once Part 1 is completed, the manager is required to book the Part 2 classroom practical element (if not already booked), which will complete the course. 


  • Quiet and well-lit environment without distractions

  • Computer with internet connection

  • Minimum IE11 or above, or any Chrome or Firefox version released in the last year 

  • For the best experience, latest version of Chrome or Firefox

  • Speakers or headphones

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