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Travel & Tourism | City and Guilds Diploma in Air Cabin Crew | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0269-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Air Cabin Crew Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

This internationally recognised qualification is designed for those who would like a career in the aviation industry as cabin crew or ground operations.

The course includes practice in our real aircraft cabin and visits from airline professionals.

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

We have aircraft equipment that simulates the working environment and some of our assessments take place in a major airline training cabin at Gatwick Airport.

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 the above grades, you can start on the combined Level 1 Business, IT, Travel and Tourism course.

Entry Requirements

Course content

  • Airline health, safety and security
  • Emergency and evaluation procedures
  • Crew room duties
  • Food service and hygiene
  • First aid

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 and trips to airports.

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 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 could progress onto a higher level course or seek employment in the aviation industry.

Future careers

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

  • Cabin crew
  • Travel rep
  • Tour guide
  • 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
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Potential Careers

Air travel assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Receives passengers at airport terminal, examines tickets and other documentation, checks in luggage and distributes boarding passes.
  • Checks emergency equipment, distributes reading material, blankets and other items, and ensures that the aircraft is ready for the receipt of passengers.
  • Welcomes passengers on board the aircraft, guides them to their seats and assists with any hand luggage.
  • Ensures that sufficient stocks of meals and beverages are on board the aircraft prior to take off and serves passengers during the flight.
  • Sells duty-free goods during the flight.
  • Makes announcements on behalf of the pilot, demonstrates the use of emergency equipment and checks that safety belts are fastened.
  • Directs and instructs passengers in the event of an emergency, ensures safety procedures are followed.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.

ENTRY £14,138

AVERAGE £20,534


Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
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