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CO - Cargo Operative (Regulated Agent)

Space available Starts:  Immediately when booking enquiry is confirmed
Venue:  Course is delivered online
Code:  RA2CBT         Cost - Members:  £100     Non Members:  £120

The BIFA suite of Air Cargo Security courses complies with the UK Department for Transport (DfT) Mandatory Conditions & Syllabus and is delivered by approved trainers. Online courses are suitable for personnel employed by Regulated Agents and 3rd party hauliers/contractors.

If you are a 3rd party haulier/contractor to a Regulated Agent you will need to complete a declaration prior to undertaking this course. Please contact BIFA Training for more information.

For details of classroom Air Cargo Security courses click here AIR CARGO SECURITY.

If your company is a Known Consignor please refer to the online KNOWN CONSIGNOR courses.

The Cargo Operative (CO) course is for those working in the warehouse and handling secure cargo (but not screening cargo). The CO course replaces the old Level D course. Drivers who also handle cargo and carry out any warehouse tasks should attend the COD course. 

CO covers the following modules (as appropriate): 

  1. The threat to aviation 
  2. Aviation Security – Organisation and legislation 
  3. Protecting air cargo – warehouse 
  4. Protecting air cargo – drivers – NOT INCLUDED
  5. Protecting & searching aircraftNOT DELIVERED BY BIFA
  6. Reacting to and reporting of suspicious circumstances & security incidents 
  7. Security controls for air cargo 
  8. Warehouse acceptance & dispatch of air cargo 
  9. Prohibited articles 
  10. Methods of concealment

Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate recognised by the DfT which is valid for a period of two years. 


Any person undergoing initial or recurrent training in accordance with the DfT syllabus must have successfully completed their background/pre-employment checks and Disclosure and Barring Service Checks, as appropriate, before undergoing this training. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that the background/pre-employment check and Disclosure and Barring Service Check has been completed for each trainee and that the trainee has a job, or has been assigned a job, with an aviation security responsibility, prior to undertaking any training. By submitting a member of staff for this course you are acknowledging, and confirming adherence to, the above eligibility statement. Furthermore, a signed disclosure statement will be required.

Important Notice:

This level of training should only be delivered where it is relevant to the person’s air cargo security responsibilities. People who have not been recruited in accordance with Chapter 11 of EU 2015/1998 (as retained in UK law) must not see or hear this information.

In accordance with EU 2015/1998 (as retained in UK law) and UK Aviation Security regulation, it is an offence for the course and exam to be completed by another person other than the named delegate. Records must be kept and produced upon request, by the CAA, to evidence; (i) completion of the course and exam by the named delegate and (ii) the name of the supervising responsible person.

If you lose your User Name or Password or you suspect either have been compromised, BIFA are to be informed immediately.


Registrations for Online Training expire after 28 days.



Many courses are repeated during the year, to see a complete list of available dates for this course please visit the course description page for CO - Cargo Operative (Regulated Agent)

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