Aviation (Operations and Cabin Crew) - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
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Are you excited about travel? This aviation course is the perfect introduction to your dream career in an airport or on-board as cabin crew.
You will be based at Newcastle College Aviation Academy, just off the runway at Newcastle International Airport, and achieve two separate qualifications in Aviation and Cabin Crew.
Train on-board a 1-11 aircraft, performing in-flight safety demonstrations and emergency evacuations. Go behind the scenes at airports and learn how to support passengers, turn aircraft around and identify security risks.
Your tutors will offer first-hand insight from years of experience working in airports and for airlines including Jet2, Thomson and Virgin.
- 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including maths and/or English.
If English is not your first language, you will also need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above.
What will I achieve?
You will achieve two separate qualifications at the end of this one-year course.
Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Aviation
Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Introduction to Cabin Crew
What will I learn?
- Health and safety
- Aviation security
- Aviation communication
- Customer service in aviation
- Problem solving in aviation
- Check-in procedures and travel documents
- Aircraft marshalling
- Working as cabin crew
- Aircraft emergency situations
- Dealing with passengers on-board an aircraft
- Cabin service selling techniques
- Making passenger announcements on-board
- General security awareness and fire trai
How is the course taught?
- Role plays
- Group work
How am I assessed?
- In-class exams
- Role play
Work experience opportunities
Aviation students benefit from visits to major UK airports to gain behind-the-scenes experience and will attend guest lectures from companies such as EasyJet, British Airways and Swissport.
If you achieve a Distinction* at the end of the course, you will be offered a summer work placement at Newcastle International Airport.
English and Maths
If you do not hold GCSE grade 4 maths and/or English, you will be supported with dedicated lessons to help you achieve these.
English and maths will be embedded into your course to help you develop the skills needed in your career in aviation, calculating excess baggage claims, commission and currency exchange rates.
Where can I progress?
If you successfully complete this course, you can progress onto Aviation Level 3.
If you are 18 on completion of the course, you could gain employment within the industry as Cabin Crew, a Passenger Service Agent, Security, Aircraft Dispatcher, Ramp Agent or an Airline Lounge Host.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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