Level 2 Cabin Crew students visited the SkyPeople Training Academy for a hands-on day of learning and activities.
The centre offers specialised learning and development for those looking to work in the aviation industry, with dedicated resources and facilities for Cabin Crew training.
Students started the day with a welcome talk, learning about the centre and the training it offers, before starting a wide variety of fun filled activities.
Throughout the day, students were able to realistically simulate emergency scenarios which may occur when working as Cabin Crew.
Students practiced a variety of emergency protocols including brace positions, handling of the plane doors in safety and automatic positions, as well as emergency evacuations of the aircraft.
This also gave students the opportunity to utilise the wide range of facilities on site including its aircraft slides, which accurately recreate the emergency slides used within A320 and A330 aircraft, some of the most commonly used planes in service today.
Other activities included fire simulation exercises, which recreated different types of fires which could occur during flight, and how to respond to each, as well as how to act during a crash situation.
Lewis Griffiths, Level 2 Cabin Crew student said “This trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was very educational yet entertaining.”
Carly Edwards, also of Level 2 Cabin Crew added “The trip was really fun and it showed me what it would be like to be Cabin Crew. The slide was amazing!”
Daniel Perry said “The trip was a very good experience which money can’t buy. It was very insightful and the staff were super friendly.”
Throughout this academic year, our Travel, Tourism and Aviation Operations students have taken part in a wide variety of activities to help boost their employability and skills.
Students have undertaken placements with Liverpool Cruise Terminal and the Floral Pavilion, whilst also gaining essential skills in CPR and Wet Drills. These experiences and skills will help improve their employability and relationships with employers.
For more information about Travel, Tourism and Aviation Operations courses at Wirral Met, visit Travel, Tourism & Airline Operations (wmc.ac.uk)