Students studying on the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism course recently travelled to the Thomas Cook Cabin Crew Training Academy at Woodford Aerodrome in Cheshire to undertake a specialist Cabin Crew course.

The 16 students accompanied by two TyneMet teachers visited the aviation centre which includes full 'mock up' planes with emergency slides, a fire station, sections of different types of planes and classrooms for theory lessons.

The students were taught the practical side of the one day course by Thomas Cook trainers who actively work as cabin crew members. The extensive training covered the areas of fire handing - training on live fires, manually closing of aircraft doors, ditching procedures, decompression and planned emergency drill and evacuation procedures.

The students were also able to perform individual pre-flight safety demonstrations and were shown how to make announcements using the onboard PA system.

All of the students enjoyed their day and were presented with a professional Training Certificate which is valid for 3 years and can be included on their CV.

Warick Stephenson, Head of Care, Sport and Leisure, TyneMet College, said:

"These educational visits are invaluable to our students, TyneMet has strong links with many organisations in the travel industry and we work closely with these organisations to introduce the students to 'real life' training exercises and give them an insight in to how the theory side of their teaching is actually put in to place.

“At TyneMet we realise that tourism is the largest industry in the world. In the UK alone there are millions of people employed in a huge variety of roles. Our courses cover a wide range of sectors, including tour operations, cabin crew, visitor attractions, countryside tourism, the airline industry and aviation operations. On top of that, students gain skills in areas such as customer service and marketing which can lead to many other careers."

For more information on Travel related courses call and speak to one of our Student Advisors on 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit our website www.tynemet.ac.uk/travel