Travel & Tourism | City & Guilds Certificate in Cabin Crew & Aviation Operations | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0074-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths. Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Air Cabin Crew and City & Guilds Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (Knowledge) Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

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An internationally recognised qualification designed for those who would like a career in the exciting cabin crew, aviation and travel & tourism industry. Learn from our industry-experienced staff who will help you to develop a range of desirable transferable skills.

We have excellent links with industry, which means that you’ll take part in enrichment activities such as safety training at Heathrow Airport and presentations from leading airlines.

  • Work experience opportunities and airline assessment days 
  • Industry-experienced teachers and guest speakers  
  • Practical training in an aviation centre on college premises 
  • Customer service training

Start dates

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  • 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!
  • student Views Alex Diploma in Cabin Crew

    "The course tutors were always supportive and helpful with course work and any other help that I needed.” 

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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 oversees destinations, 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


  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and aircraft-related equipment
  • 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 fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

Course fees

Unemployed/Benefit Waiver and Level 2 Entitlement

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Open events

Register your interest for our next open events taking place in 2023. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND 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.

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