If you are interested in exploring the potential of a cabin crew career, this one-year course is for you. It is designed to give you an overview of cabin crew roles, the opportunities within the sector, the potential career progression and the skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced industry.
You will also take part in a team building day - as team work is crucial within the sector - and will hear from guest speakers representing some of the largest air travel organisations.
The course also includes visits to airports and the chance to undertake live job applications.
You need one of the following:
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. Applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:
You will also develop your maths and English skills, which will support your main programme of study and help your future progression.
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods, including role play, presentations and activities. There is also an exam linked to airline operations.
All learners are required to wear the standard uniform which you can order during enrolment. The cost is approximately £135.00, including a jacket, skirt for ladies and trousers for men, a shirt and either a tie or scarf.
You may be able to secure financial support towards the cost of the uniform.
There will also be a nominal charge for trips and visits.
You can progress to the Diploma in Travel and Tourism or the Diploma in Aviation.
There are wide-ranging opportunities within the aviation sector, including cabin crew and ground support services.
High-flier Daniel Johnston clinched a cabin crew job with Ryanair – even before completing his Derby College course!
Always interested in seeing more of the world, he progressed so well on the Air Cabin Crew Diploma that he was ideally prepared for the highly competitive Ryanair recruitment process.
Having embarked on his learning journey in 2013, Daniel was amazed at how many unusual opportunities his course offered.
One highlight was a day at the British Airways Training Centre at Heathrow – learning about safety procedures, undertaking role plays in a mock crash simulator and trying out an evacuation slide. Another was a fire training course at East Midlands Airport.
I’ve always wanted to travel – cabin crew is my dream job. When I first joined Derby College, I saw the Diploma as a qualification which could probably lead to a job a few years down the line. Then I got a job before I’d even finished College!
Working with Ryanair will open up so many doors for my future but I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of the College.