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Cabin Crew and Airport Operations NQ

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 19 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

As Scotland’s capital college we are excited to offer this brand-new course focused on developing and enhancing the knowledge and skills required for gaining employment within the growing aviation sector.

We are fortunate to have Scotland's busiest airport right on our doorstep. Edinburgh Airport serves 130 destinations with 188 routes and carries over 12.4 million passengers yearly. These figures are continuing to grow year on year.

You will study a variety of subjects from working as Cabin Crew and Airport Ground Operations to learning about how to deliver excellent customer care and preparing you for the selection process. This course is focused on the operation of airlines both on the ground and in the air.

What you will learn

  • Airport Ground Operations
  • Working as Air Cabin Crew
  • Air Travel Reservations
  • Customer Care in the Aviation Industry
  • Global Airline Destination geography
  • Preparation for Employment for Air Cabin Crew and Passenger Service Agents

Placement information

     

      How the course is assessed

      • Role Play 
      • Open and closed book exam-style assessments
      • E-Portfolios 
      • Presentations
      • Electronic assessment

      Number of days per week

      • Blended learning.

      Entry requirements

      • A minimum requirement of 5 National 4s to include English and Maths or Communications, and Numeracy or equivalent and 2 National 5s to reflect that some of the course content is delivered at level 6
      • Relevant experience will also be considered

      Although the following are not required for the study of this course many airlines will impose some or all of the following restrictions:

      • You must be at least 18 years of age 
      • You must be taller than 5 feet 2 inches (this is for Cabin Crew only and can vary between airlines) 
      • You must hold a valid EU passport and the right to work in the UK 
      • You must be fluent in spoken and written English 
      • Some airlines and handling agents may also require additional criteria to be met. This may include restrictions such as visible tattoos and piercings

      Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

      • Candidates will be asked to participate in a short online interview.

      English Proficiency Requirements

      IELTS 5.5

      Progression and Articulation Routes

      • This course is designed as employability and employer-led course and would not normally lead to progression onto a higher-level course. Individual performance would be considered if a student wished to progress onto the HNC/D Travel and Tourism course.

      Career options

      • Air Cabin Crew.
      • Airport Operations staff within a busy airport.
      • A variety of roles with airlines and handling agents such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates, EasyJet, Jet2.com, Swissport International, Menzies Aviation, and many more at a variety of international airports.

      Study Options

      Campus Study mode Start date Duration
      Granton Campus Full time 23/01/23 19 Weeks

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