Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Cabin Crew and Aviation Services | City & Guilds Diploma | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0074-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Air Cabin Crew Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

If you like helping people, you could enjoy a career travelling the world as cabin crew or working at the airport.

Our course will introduce you to the skills required for the airline industry and provide you with an internationally recognised qualification.

We have our own aircraft seats, trolleys and equipment, and our staff have links with various airlines and some of the largest travel companies in the world.

Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry Requirements

At least three GCSEs grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades, start on Level 1 Get Started course.

Entry Requirements

Course content

  • Introduction to airline/aviation operations
  • Airline health, safety and security
  • Airline emergency procedures
  • Crew room duties

Why the MET?

This course provides expert job preparation with airline assessment days and work experience opportunities.

You will be taught by staff with many years of experience in the industry, with additional guest speakers who share their industry knowledge with students.

The department has fantastic links with some of the largest travel companies in the world, including British Airways, First Choice Holidays, Tui, Swissport, Menzies and Virgin Atlantic.

You will also benefit from overseas educational visits to destinations such as New York and Barcelona, along with UK-based educational visits to locations such as Heathrow, Thorpe Park and the British Airways Training Academy.

We have aircraft seats, trolleys and equipment that are used regularly for training and some of our role play assessments take place in a major airline mock cabin at Gatwick Airport.

  • Assessment
    • Tests
    • Online assessments
    • Assignments
    • Research tasks
    • Presentations


  • Real world experience in our travel bureau, City Travel
  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

What's next?

On successful completion, you can progress onto a Level 3 course, an apprenticeship or into full-time employment.

Future careers

After this course you may wish to enter employment in the following industries:

  • Cabin crew
  • Airport ground operations
  • Travel rep or tour guide
  • Working on cruise liners
  • Customer relations
  • Tourism management

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs
  • student Views Katie Downie Diploma in Cabin Crew

    “After doing the Take off into Travel last year this inspired me to do the Cabin Crew course. I feel that the course has prepared me well, especially as I’ve just got a job with Monarch and I start my training next week!”

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