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Travel & Tourism

For people dreaming of a career in the skies, this programme will help you to progress towards your goal. The course will teach you about cabin crew members' roles and responsibilities, with a particular focus on passenger safety. It introduces you to the various different aspects of the job, including airline and aviation operations, airline health safety and security policies, airline emergency procedures and crew room duties.

On this programme you will also learn about worldwide travel destinations, tour operators' products and services, package holidays, special interest holidays, independent travel, promotions and sales in travel and tourism, conferences and events.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • 4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
    • Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
    • Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
    • You will also need to meet airlines' employment requirements, eg height between 5ft 2in-6ft 2in, no visible tattoos or piercings, ability to swim 25m, valid ID (passport), and be prepared to wear our cabin crew uniform to the standards required.

    Assessment Method

    Research tasks, short-answer questions practical tasks and online e-assessments.

    Aims of the course

    To meet the needs of those who want to work as air cabin crew in the aviation sector allowing students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment.

    Progression Opportunities

    Completing one of the study courses can lead to progression to the next level of study, or into employment or training with a tourism organisation.

    Facilities

    Lessons, workshops, educational visits to airlines and airports, talks by guest speakers from the industry and successful students currently working as crew.

    Career Options

    On completion of this course you are ready to apply for a cabin crew job with an airline.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,292 p/year
24+ £1,292 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Marshall

The course tutors are amazing and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have got this job.

Kimberley Cooper

Kimberley Cooper

I’m so glad I chose the path I did – studying such a vocational course at Southwark College was great for my CV, and now I’m doing the job I always wanted to do.

Sarah El-wahabi

Sarah El-wahabi

Airlines aim to build professional and well groomed air crew so in order to pass these interviews you need to look like the part and sell yourself. One of the things I learned at College was how to stand out in these interviews.

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Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/