This course provides a foundation of knowledge and skills, along with work experience, to help you gain employment within the holiday industry and progress to the next level of study.
You should have a desire to work with people and should be interested in travel and holiday destinations.
You need a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills and should be able to organise your written work into your portfolio.
All individuals will attend an interview to discuss the course and what it entails. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out if this course is for you.
The units you will undertake cover themes such as:
The course is continuously assessed using a wide range of methods including projects and practical assessments, displays and role play exercises. All coursework will be compiled to build a portfolio.
You will need to have the correct uniform:
Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, you may wish to progress to further study such as the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism or the Level 2 Diploma in Cabin Crew.
Further study can lead to a variety of careers within the travel and tourism industry, including roles such as tour operator, travel agent, air cabin crew and tourist centre assistant.
(These qualifications are on the Department of Education headline performance measures in the technical award category).
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.