This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry and prepare you for working in different roles at an airport.
You 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 will need five GCSEs at grade C (4), one of which must be English or Maths and at least grade 3 in English/Maths, or a Level 2 Merit grade in a Travel and Tourism/Cabin Crew qualification and a grade 4 in Maths or English.
You will learn about a variety of subjects such as:
There are practical assessments, assignments and scenarios.
All students are required to wear a uniform which you can order during enrolment. The cost is approximately £135. 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 a Level 4 qualification within the sector.
There are opportunities to secure a wide variety of job roles at an airport.
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.