To start on this course you need:
Three GCSEs at grade D / 3 or above including English and maths.
a relevant Level 1
qualification, including English and maths requirements.
Entry is dependent on successful interview and initial assessment.
Additional Entry Criteria
Min/max height restrictions apply for cabin crew. A good level of personal presentation and communication skills.
No experience is required.
If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.
- Introduction to airline/aviation operations
- Airline health, safety and security
- Airline emergency procedures
- Crew room duties
- Role of air cabin crew (on board)
- Preparation for employment as air cabin crew
The programme also includes the following:
- Food & Beverage Certificate
- Food Hygiene Certificate
- First Aid at Work
- Wet drill
- Smoke and fire evacuation
Students are expected to purchase black suits and the Aviation Academy scarf to be worn for cabin crew and hospitality duties.
In addition, students will be required to take either GCSE or Functional Skills (English, IT, Maths) at the required level. Functional skills or GCSEs in English and Maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a A-C / 9-4 grade in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information
The course is assessed by an assignment programme for each unit. Evidence for assessment is varied and reflects industry standards. Students produce a variety of written work, eg reports, information packs and portfolios. Students participate in presentations and role play and these are assessed by both tutors and industry specialists.
After 1 year
you can achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Air Cabin Crew
This means you can seek employment (age 18+) in the airline industry or ground operations, or progress to the Level 3 Travel and Tourism course.
The unit entitled ‘Preparation for Employment as Air Cabin Crew’ will ensure that candidates are fully prepared for Airline selection days. Previous students have been successful in gaining employment with British Airways as cabin crew.