This two-year course will give you an in-depth understanding of aviation within the travel industry. It will prepare you for working in a wide variety of different roles within an airport or airline. It will also give you the knowledge to gain employment within the growing aviation freight sector. In addition it will develop the skills needed to work in the wider travel industry and to help you achieve UCAS credits to progress into higher education.
You will hear from guest speakers representing some of the largest air travel organisations. The course also includes visits to the airport and a variety of other visits.
You will need five GCSEs at grade C (4) or above, of which two must be English and Maths. Alternatively you could have a Level 2 Merit grade in a Travel and Tourism/Cabin Crew qualification and a grade 4 GCSE in Maths and English. A keen interest in the subject will also help with understanding.
You will learn about a wide range of subjects.
You will cover a variety of units over two years, for example:
A wide range of methods will be used - including controlled assessments, assignments/coursework, exams, professional presentations and practical scenarios in role plays.
All students are required to wear a business suit provided by our supplier. This must be ordered during enrolment, ready for the start of the course. 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 or to higher education within many universities.
There are opportunities to secure a wide variety of job roles within an airport operator, airline or the wider aviation industry. Skills gained are also relevant for many other roles within the travel industry.
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.