Studying to be a Cabin Crew Member
During employment with MY Travel Airways I undertook an eight week intensive training course. During this time we had a number of Lectures, PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations and visits to aircrafts. The course was to learn all the safety and survival requirements of a C3, (Cabin Crew Assistant). At the end of the course we were required to pass all ten exams, four of them at 100%, five at 90% and the other one at 80%. I passed all exams with only one re-sit. Passing the exams meant I was a qualified Cabin Crew member.
Training in Bristol, and being committed to the position I stayed in a Bed and Breakfast with another four girls from my course. I found this a real benefit, as it meant that we could all help each other out. Every evening we sat down together, each reading different parts of our notes. This enabled us to listen and re-cap. We also wrote a list of questions each, a bit like a mini exam, and swapped papers. I found this very helpful, as I found it another way of overcoming the exams! I believe that reading and listening to each other helped me revise more effectively. The best part of the course for me was the practical learning side. I found that being more hands on, with rhymes to help remember different parts of information was more beneficial to me. Diagrams of memorable information, such as a ABP (Able Body Person) seats, were easier ways of revising, due to me having a photographic memory.
I feel that towards the end I got a little over confident and did not revise as much as I should have. This showed in one out of the ten exams. I was allowed to re-sit a similar exam the next day, and passed at 100%. I was able to do this by re-reading all of my notes and getting the other girls on my course to constantly test me. This has taught me to not be over confident, and to continue to revise at a high level to achieve good results.
Most of the techniques I used when studying to...