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Airline and Cabin Crew Studies - Full Time

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Approx 6 month


QQI Level 5


Awarding Body

Start Date

Start Date
October 2020

Airline and Cabin Crew Studies - Full Time

Opting for a career in the airline industry brings to life the opportunity to hop on a plane every other day! So whilst the primary purpose of airline staff is ensuring the safety of passengers, crew and aircraft, they get to do this while they travel from one destination to the next.

Airline and Cabin Crew training at Portobello Institute gives you the best possible chance to secure employment within the Airline Industry. The tutor team are all experienced industry professionals who can offer superior insight into what it takes to gain employment in this fast moving sector. There is a focus on grooming techniques and interview preparation with one-to-one preparation available throughout the programme.

Over the past 35 years, Portobello Institute has developed a strong network of airline contacts which have helped many students to gain employment within the airline sector. A significant number of our graduates are currently working for companies including to name but a few British Airways, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, Aer Lingus and Ryanair.

Portobello Institute Certificate in Airline and Cabin Crew Operations

QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N410 in Cabin Crew Operations

QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N4971 in Airline Studies

QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N0972 in Customer Service

QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N0690 in Communications

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Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute and is based on interview selection.

Application Process

Step 1 - Complete the online booking form.

Step 2 - Applicants will be contacted and an interview arranged

Step 3 - Interview takes place

Step 4  - Confirmation of an offer of a place will be given to applicants meeting the selection criteria, with a formal offer emailed within 3 days of the interview.

Step 5 - Applicants have 14 days to confirm their acceptance of an offer by returning the acceptance form

The Interview

Places on this programme are limited. By interviewing all applicants, we can verify each student has the apptitude and personality to secure employment in the airline industry. The interview will take place at a time convenient to applicants and is carried out by the programme manager. Our programme manager is also seeking to understand that applicants have a genuine interest in working within the airline industry, they understand the sector, the requirements of the programme and that this programme and Portobello Institute is the right career choice for them.

Please note places on this course are only confirmed once the deposit of tuition fees have been received.

This programme is 20 weeks in duration and is delivered over 2 semesters with examinations at the end of each semester. Practical classes are delivered in a fully equipped training rooms with theory classes taking place in one of the many theory rooms within Portobello Institute

Semester 1

The first semester runs for 12 weeks from 05/10/20 to 09/01/20.

Classes are delivered Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 4pm.

Examinations & Assessments take place during the week commencing 20/01/20

Semester 2

The second semester runs for 8 weeks from 26/01/21 to 19/03/21.

Classes are delivered Monday & Wednesday, 10am to 4pm.

Examinations & Assessments take place during the week commencing 22/03/21




Course price  - €2,995

Protection for learners fee €132

Payment - 40% of course fees due upon acceptance, balance and protection for learners fee due on 25th August 2019.

Easy Payment Plan

Acceptance of place - 40% = €1,316

Balance in to 3 instalments of 20% equal to €658 due 25th August, 25th November & 25th January 2021.

Instalment fee  payable - €295 spread across 4 payments, included in figures detailed above

Protection for learner fees are due on 25th August 2020

Please note places on this course are only confirmed once the deposit of tuition fees have been received.

The primary focus of this programme is the preparation for students for interview with the airlines. This includes practical preparation in grooming techniques, cv preparation and interview techniques as well as giving a strong understanding of how the airline industry operates, the fundamentals of cabin crew training, customer service and communications.

  1. Airline Studies
  2. Communications
  3. Customer Service
  4. Cabin Crew Training
  5. Grooming & Personal Presentation
  6. CV Preparation
  7. Airline Interview Techniques

Student Support Clinic

Portobello Institute recognises that every student learns in a different way and for each and every student to excel, they need support and extra guidance at different stages throughout their learning journey. For this reason and in advance of theory and practical exams, we offer a Student Support Clinic from January to April each year. Tutors are available each week, during this period, for students to book a 30 minute tutorial for one to one practical skills, theory or exam preparation support. It is the student's choice what is covered during this time.

Our experience in preparing students for exams is that this type of support substantially relieves the pressure and stress on students and ensures they can excel during their practical and theory exams.

Airline Interview Preparation

At the end of this course, graduates need to be confident of their presentation and newly acquired skills to secure a position within the airline industry. Over the past 20 years, Portobello Institute has built a strong network of contacts among the airlines. Ensuring students are fully prepared in advance of an interview is a key benefit of participating on a programme such as this.

Students can book one to one time with our tutors, all industry professionals, in advance of an upcoming interview. A run through of the interview, the type of techniques known to be used by the particular airline, supports students to prepare for their interview. This individual preparation gives them the confidence to present themselves during their interview in a manner sought after by airlines.

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Course Code Location & Info Price
TTAC-F-DS-OC-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

05/10/20 - 13/03/21
Start/end time vary from day to day
€2995 Book Now
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