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Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

West London College are proud to host this Civil Aviation Authority recognised qualification - run over 6 consecutive days we are one of a handful of colleges in the UK offering this course, recognised by the CAA.

Module 1- Aviation Regulations and Passenger Handling Aviation language & terminology, Theory of Flight & Meteorology, CAA & EASA, CC Responsibilities & Medical fitness, Identifying areas of responsibility, Chain of Command Boarding, Arming doors, In flight and landing procedures.

Module 2 - Human Factors and Crew Resource Management A day in the life of CC, Human Factors, Attitudes & behaviours, Stress & stress management, Fatigue, Situational awareness/Information acquisition, Hudson River case study.

Module 3 - Safety and Emergency Procedures Definition/type of Emergency, Planned emergencies, Ditching, Crowd control/psychology, Turbulence, Pilot incapacitation, Decompression.

Module 4 - Fire and Smoke/Survival Training Fire indications, triangle of fire & coordination, Fire locations & generic drills, Ground based emergency services, Search & Rescue, Survival.

Module 5 - (Practical) – Survival recap/wet drills/FTL Flotation equipment, Wet drill brief, Ditching practical, Flight Time Limitations.

Module 6 - Aero Medical First Aid (2 days) Session 1 Primary & secondary survey, The unconscious passenger, First Aid kits, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Shock, Fainting, Eustachian tubal function, Heat Stroke, Sunstroke, Airsickness, Choking, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Hyperventilation.

Module 7 - Aero Medical First Aid (2 days) Session 2 Burns and scalds, Wounds, Fractures & soft tissue injuries, Cardiac conditions, DVT/Strokes, Emergency childbirth, Death on board, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Cosmic Radiation Circadian Rhythm/Fatigue/Sleep.

Module 8 - Security and Dangerous Goods Security Governing Bodies, Airport planning requirements, Screening, Aircraft Security, Security Searches, In flight security, Disruptive passengers, Classification of Dangerous Goods & packaging.

Course Highlights & Benefits: 6 Days intensive course with pre-course study covering a full range of theory and practical sessions resulting in the Attestation of Initial Cabin Crew training.

The attestation is recognised and approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Airlines themselves.

Delivered by qualified and experienced instructors in accordance with UK CAA and EASA guidelines. Increase your exposure and employment prospects and beat the competition. Gain in depth knowledge and skills needed and fully understand the life of a cabin crew. Interview preparation for leading airlines. Course aimed at candidates from various backgrounds and age wishing to change or start their new career as Air Cabin Crew. Apply to any airline and demonstrate that you are their ideal candidate.

Entry Requirements

The following documents are required to apply for the course:

  • Completed Application form signed by the applicant, accepting the terms and conditions
  • Passport Copy
  • Educational Certificates (in English)
  • Valid passport Appropriate tuition fees to be paid as stated on initial offer letter Minimum age of 18 with good level of medical fitness and a clean record Ability to swim at least 25 m
Assessment Method

Tests and role plays plus life raft training at a local swimming pool.

Progression Opportunities

In mainland Europe the process is more modular. The modern way is for crew to gain the Attestation course themselves and then approach the airlines already part qualified. The airlines then top up that training with their own company specific procedures and then the aircraft type you are allocated to. Increasingly UK airlines are re-structuring to enable them to recruit new crew who are similarly already part qualified. It makes their training process shorter, saving them money and getting you flying quicker. This allows you to have a head start over the other applicants if you attend an airline recruitment day or an interview, already in possession of this real qualification. It demonstrates your commitment to your career, proves you can pass CAA regulated tests, and makes you a much more employable candidate. We offer the Attestation of Cabin Crew Initial Training as an independent course - Your chance to invest in your own career. The Attestation is a true qualification, is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority, and is the same as possessed by all cabin crew flying with European registered airlines.

Study Methods

Mix of tests and practical role plays in our mock up cabin. There will also be a swimming practical at a local swimming pool which you need to pass.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.