Security Training & Referencing

​Aviation Security Training

To meet the requirements of clients in the Freight & Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution sectors, First Choice also offer Aviation Security Courses.

These take place at a London Heathrow location (or Manchester see below) or clients’ own premises (for groups of 7+, Monday to Friday) and are conducted by approved UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) trainers. The programme is designed for new staff as well as those requiring refresher training.

Course levels: Cargo Aviation Security Principles (CASP) Cargo Operative (CO), Cargo Operative Screener (COS)

Cargo Aviation Security Principles (CASP) (old Level A & B) Security Courses GBP45.00 plus VAT per person.

Cargo Operatives (CO) (old Level D) Security Courses GBP75.00 plus VAT per person. 

Cargo Operative Screening (COS) (old Level E) Security Courses GBP125.00 plus VAT per person. 

CASP, CO and COS certificates are only valid for 2 years.  Anyone who took the course before February 2018 will now need to be revalidated as soon as possible.  We offer refresher courses for CASP, CO, and COS (costs are £30, £55 & £75).  Existing certificates will have to still be in date to be eligible for these courses, if not candidates will need to sit the full course.

Aviation security trainingFull courses 8.45am on 29th January (14 places left), 5th February (15 places left), 12th February (15 places left), 19th February (15 places left), 26th February (15 places left) and 4th March (15 places left).  Cargo CASP, CO & COS Refresher courses 8.45am on 12th February (14 places left), 11th March (15 places left) and 8th April (15 places left).

We can also arrange Cargo Supervisor (CS) and Cargo Manager (CM) courses on request. Please contact Richard Edwards.

If you are a Company or Candidate and would like more details or if you would like to book a place on a course please call Richard Edwards on 01784 421441 or email

For courses and costs in Manchester please call Rhonda Ferteklis on 0161 905 1266 or email     

We also offer Forklift training and refresher courses, please call Ed Harte on 01784 421441 for more details or email 


Aviation Referencing

Aviation referencing servicesSpecialists in employee and agency staff vetting services to ensure full compliance with UK aviation industry regulations.

A total employee vetting solution based on 25 years of service to Clients across the entire aviation sector.

First Choice offer internal referencing as well as outsourcing to Companies which require their employers to be vetted to ensure they meet all industry requirements and uphold their employer’s professional reputation.

Our Aviation Compliance team are highly experienced and qualified to carry out detailed compliance checks based on their understanding of the Industry’s regulatory environment, including updates and changes to airport security requirements.

First Choice Aviation Compliance specialist can work independently or in close liaison with our Clients in-house HR teams to deliver time efficient and cost effective employee vetting services based on the specific screening requirements of your business.

For more information and to start working with First Choice please contact Mark Kirwan on 0161 905 1266 or email

Download our brochure describing the service:
Introduction to Employee Vetting and Compliance