Flight Attendant Plus Course (FAPC)

  • Duration: 17 weeks

Job Description: 

Flight Attendants (otherwise known as Cabin Attendants, Cabin Crew Members, Air Hostesses or Stewards), are primarily responsible for the Safety of the passengers, their fellow crew members and of the aircraft. Their secondary responsibility is to provide excellent Customer service to passengers, whilst ensuring their comfort. Flight Attendants should always present a friendly, caring, well-groomed image, as they are important representatives of their Airline. They should be reliable and punctual, as Airlines operate according to strict Schedules.

Flight Attendants are trained to deal with all types of Emergency situations, Medical emergencies and Security situations which may arise on-board.  It is an exciting industry, a rewarding career, full of challenges, never mundane, as every day and flight will be different, working with and meeting new people, whilst flying to interesting destinations. If you love adventure and working with people, then this is your ideal career choice.

Job opportunities are available with both Commercial and Charter Airlines on Domestic, Regional and International routes.  This Career is open to both Males and Females and your Role will include all aspects of Customer Service, Cabin Safety, First Aid.

In addition to the Flight Attendant Course, our Flight Attendant Plus Course affords you the following extra Training Modules and Opportunities:

  • Neuro-Agility Programme (including Feedback and Study Skills – this Programme has a positive impact on increasing learning ability and learning agility; mental flexibility to think and adapt quickly, brain fitness, health and wellness).
  • End-User Computing (including Basic Word and E-Mails – teaches you basic computer skills).
  • Passenger Handling & Ground Staff Training (You will be eligible to apply for Ground positions within the Aviation industry, including Meet and Greet, Check-in, Boarding, Arrivals, and Reservations).

Why Register with S.MAB?

Here at S.MAB Aviation Training, we provide the highest standards of Flight Attendant training which are in line with the SACAA Regulatory requirements . All training, assessments, moderations and remediations are conducted by highly experienced, qualified SACAA accredited Instructors and Designated Examiners. Our Instructors can proudly boast with many years of flying experience with Companies such as SAA, Mango, Comair, Emirates and Global to name a few……….

We have attained a 100% SACAA pass rate with our students writing the SACAA exam.

After passing the SACAA Exam and completing all your Practical Assessments, you will obtain an Internationally recognized “South African Civil Aviation Authority” Cabin Crew License, which means that you can seek employment with a South African Based Airline. By having this License, you will gain an advantage, should you decide to go and fly for International Airlines such as Emirates, Qatar or Etihad.

Entry Requirements:

  • A Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 Certificate
  • A Valid Class 4 Medical Certificate, issued by a SACAA Designated Medical Examiner (NB: This cannot be done by a General Medical Practitioner)
  • Age 18 – 40 Years (A minimum 18 years old at the time of writing the SACAA Exam)
  • Proficiency in the English Language (Read, Write and Speak)
  • Ability to Swim in water, with the aid of a Life Jacket

Duration of Course and Class Times:

The Course duration is a minimum of 17 Weeks and takes place at our S.MAB Training Academy. There will, however, be days when training is conducted at our external venues, especially during Practical training and assessments.

Classes run from Monday to Friday from 0800 – 1530 (Should training take place at an external venue, class times are subject to change).

Course Cost Includes: 

  • All Training Manuals and Lectures
  • All Assessments and Practical Drills
  • Class 4 Medical and X-Rays
  • Uniforms – Formal and Casual
  • Transport to all Aviation Excursions
  • Exams and SACAA Licensing Fees
  • All Accredited Course Certificates
  • SACAA Cabin Crew License

Cabin Crew License Training:

The following Training Modules will be covered in our 8-Week Flight Attendant Course

  • Induction and Health Awareness
  • General SEPT (Safety and Emergency Procedures Training)
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Air Law
  • Theory of Flight
  • Flight and Duty Period
  • Aviation Security
  • Aircraft Type Rating (B737-300/200) – (Theoretical and Practical Training)
  • Slide Jump and Evacuations
  • Dangerous Goods Training (Category 11)
  • Aviation Medicine Training ( Theoretical and Practical Training)
  • Fire Fighting Training
  • Wet Ditching and Survival Training
  • Grooming
  • World of Work (CV’s, Interview Skills and Work Readiness)

Course Cost:

Cash: R33 030.00 all inclusive.

Payment Terms:

Registration Fee         :           R  1000.00  (Non-refundable, but valid for 12 months)

Deposit                        :           R 16 930.00

1st Month Instalment   :           R 4 500.00

2nd Month Instalment   :           R 4 500.00

3rd Month Instalment   :           R4 500.00

4th Month Instalment  :            R1 600.00

NB: The Final payment is due before writing the SACAA Exam (4th Month)

Please note that Classes will only commence once a minimum of 12 Students have enrolled.

An English Language Competence Assessment shall be done prior to the acceptance of any student for initial cabin crew training.

  • The English Language Competency Assessment is only applicable to students that will be studying towards a South African cabin crew licence, approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
  • The duration of the assessment should be approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
  • The assessment will include a reading and speaking assessment.

Student Accommodation:

S.MAB Training Academy’s Sister company called S.MAB Properties offers accommodation to S.MAB Academy students.

Please feel free to contact the Academy at 012 755 9820 for details regarding our special rates and discounts for accommodation.



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