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Aviation Courses

The jet set lifestyle is an evocative image. Since the jet age came of its own, people have dreamt of working amongst the clouds; starting the day in Paris and ending it in Morocco. Where once it was a lifestyle open only to the rich and famous, today’s increasingly linked world has opened up ever more air cabin crew jobs and other roles in the aviation industry. It’s not a job one can just walk into, however. Air cabin crew courses provide all the relevant training one needs in order to begin applying for the jobs in the aviation industry and live the dream amongst the clouds.

Purpose built training centres provide everything you will need to learn the skills of an air cabin crew member. These include realistic mock-ups of aeroplane cabins and evacuation slides. Some air cabin crew courses will even allow you to make use of a training aircraft. These are generally decommissioned, ex-service aircraft which have been specially converted for use in training. Even the best mock-up can only take you so far, and training aircraft allow you to experience the reality of the environment in which you will hopefully one day be working (albeit a few thousand feet higher up).

There is more to working in the aviation industry than running through the safety video and wheeling a trolley about; it's a tough and skilled job. As such, it is usually necessary for those taking part in an air cabin crew course to undergo 3 to 4 month of training. This is necessary to cover all aspects of the job and to deliver you to a point where you are interview-ready. They are mapped to UK Occupational Standards for Aviation and so successful completion of the course should see you leaving with nationally recognised certification. A range of much shorter courses are also available. These last for 2 days and, although they will obviously only cover a fraction of what is in the full course, they are a perfect refresher course for those due to attend interviews. Some of the longer air cabin crew courses may also require you to have completed a 2 day course before they will take you on.

Aviation training centres also offer Aviation Experience sessions to schools, colleges and other educational institutions. The air cabin crew courses are available to all members of the public, as well being made available via agencies. As well as airport and airlines, the centres also work with schools, colleges, Direct Students and Connexions. There are also a number of government schemes available which will fund the training of NEETS; able-bodied adults who are Not in Education, Employment or Training. An air cabin crew course gives them valuable skills and work experience which will be of use whether they choose to pursue a career in the aviation industry or not.

If you are still uncertain about what an air cabin crew courses involves, you can give a training centre a call and arrange an introductory visit. You will have a chance to see what it is your course will involve before you book your place. If you want to work amongst the clouds, get your head down out of them and get training.


J.A.R.E. Airline Training Partnership have their own purpose built training centre Birmingham Airport, as well as a B737 trainer aircraft based at Bournemouth International Airport. Visit their website to book a place on a course incorporating over 40 different airline and airport activities.

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