Cabin Crew

  • Cabin Crew
  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Start Date: September 2023

Entry Requirements:

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 3-9 (previously A-D). Interview and reference.

You must be 17 years or older to start this course.

What's it all about?:

Stansted Airport flies to 190+ destinations and serves over £25million passengers per year and is expanding rapidly resulting in a demand for skilled cabin crew. This qualification will help you to gain an understanding of the role of cabin crew and provide you with the practical and technical skills to be able to progress into a career with a top airline. You will gain an appreciation of the terminology used within the industry as well as an understanding of the essential behaviours expected of future employees.

You will need to complete either a Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality or a Level 3 Certificate in Aviation Operationss as part of this programme.

How long is the course?:

1 year

How much does it cost?:

Free to those aged 16-18

There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

Additional course costs of approx. £100 a year will apply. This will cover the cost of educational visits, textbooks, guest speakers etc.

What will I do?:

The course consists of 6 Mandatory Units:

  • Working as Cabin Crew
  • Airline health, safety and security
  • Aircraft emergency situations
  • Dealing with passengers on-board an aircraft
  • Cabin service – selling techniques
  • Making passenger announcements on-board aircraft

You will also complete an Aviation Operations qualification which will provide learners with a broad understanding of the aviation industry. This will ensure on completion of the programme learners will be able to access a broad range of careers with the aviation environment and not only that of cabin crew.

Engagement with Employers is a mandatory element of this qualification. A minimum of 30hours work experience is required as part of this programme

Assessment methods include a combination of examinations and written assignments and gathering of evidence via a portfolio.

What can I do next?:

You can progress into employment as a flight attendant with a top airline. There are also a range of alternative roles across the airport that you could take up including Security Officer, Airline Customer Service Agent, General Operative airside, Flight Operations Agent and many more. You can also progress to an apprenticeship in a range of aviation related areas.


This qualification is the first stepping stone towards a number of exciting and sustainable careers within the aviation industry and many other businesses.   Example job roles include cabin crew, airport information assistant, airline customer service agent, flight operations, aircraft ramp handler, security officer, terminal operations agent. Further study and experience can lead you to becoming a cabin crew co-ordinator or trainer among other supervisory or managerial roles.

Proud to work with:

We currently work closely with a number of companies to ensure learners are developing the skills they require to successfully progress into work with a reputable airline or organisation. Watch out for guest speakers, behind the scenes tours, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities with top companies such as Ryanair, Manchester Airport Group, Titan Airways, Xjet and many more.

Additional Info:

Additional course costs of approx. £100 a year will apply. This will cover the cost of educational visits, textbooks, guest speakers etc.

Industry Standard Airline Cabin Crew requirements apply if the individual wishes to pursue a career in this field. E.g. Able to swim 25m unaided, age 18+ etc.

How to Apply:

Call 01279 868100 and chat with one our friendly Admissions team or ask us a question


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