Community Learning Centre

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The Learning Centre has welcomed over 100,000 people since opening in 1999 with students attending aviation themed educational activities that are interactive and link with the school curriculum.  Programmes are offered to students in the boroughs surrounding Heathrow.

For detailed information about our programmes see our  Community Learning Centre Brochure

Two girls sit at a computer in the Community Learning CentreInformation Communication Technology

Business focused programmes featuring British Airways’ social media use, heritage, journey planning and use of

There is also an online ICT learning resource (see bottom of page).

Two boys in British Airways uniform enact passport control.Customer Service

Hands on activities enable students to develop skills needed to deliver outstanding customer service and understand its impact on the reputation and performance of the airline.

School children learn about tree planting during National Tree Week.Environmental Education

Complements the primary and secondary schools curriculum for schools within the local area and involves activities on nearby Harmondsworth Moor.

School children holding British Airways Bam Bam sticksGlobal Education

Events giving local pupils the opportunity to explore aspects of other countries, the language and culture.

A British Airways colleague teaches students German.Languages

Our award winning language programmes aim to improve students’ understanding and use of a number of key languages in practical situations. Further details are shown in our brochure.

See below for language learning resources for the BA Language Flag Award (BALFA).

Work Experience

work experienceAs part of our commitment to developing the knowledge and skills of students in our local communities, we offer a small number of quality five-day work placements in a variety of departments across the airline. These include Terminal 5, Engineering, Flight Training, Marketing and Cargo.

Learning Resources

A range of learning resources developed by us for teachers to download.

BA Language Flag Award logo 

Support for teachers visiting our Community Learning Centre or taking the British Airways Language Flag Award (BALFA).



Resources which can be used by teachers in school include practical activities such as word searches and quizzes and photocopiable materials.

Screenshot from the ICT Learning Microsite

An online learning microsite for use in school to enable students to practise ICT skills whilst exploring the world of British Airways. Teachers can use as part of their classroom activities.