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Air Cabin Crew

Course Code: DACC

Level: 2
Subject area: Travel & Tourism
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

If you would love to travel to worldwide destinations as cabin crew this City & Guilds Air Cabin Crew Diploma is a perfect way to learn more about the aviation industry. If you get a job as cabin crew you may be travelling to different countries and experiencing different cultures and this could become part of your daily routine. This level 2 course will see you taking part in practical assessments using our realistic mock air cabin at the College. There may also be opportunities to visit airports and well known airlines during the course, which will give you the opportunity to meet employers from the aviation industry. 

This is a dynamic sector and the variety of skills learnt on the course could also springboard you into other careers within the leisure and tourism industry, as well as giving you the option to progress to the Travel and Tourism Level 2 and 3 courses here at City College Plymouth.

What you'll learn

You will complete six core units, which include:

  • introduction to airline and aviation operations
  • airline health, safety and security
  • airline emergency procedures
  • crew room duties
  • role of air cabin crew (onboard)
  • preparation for employment as air cabin crew.

The course includes written assessments and practical  assessments that take place in our mock air cabin. There may also be opportunities for airline and airport visits.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills eg preparing you for employment, training or further/higher education.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however you will need to be ‘water confident’ as there will be a practical assessment in a swimming pool which will be undertaken in the first few weeks.


There will be a mixture of internal and external assessments.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the progress to the Travel and Tourism Level 2 and 3 courses or gain employment with an airline as cabin crew, subject to meeting the individual airline entry requirements.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DACC

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Keelie Chappell

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