If you are interested in entering the busy world of travel and tourism, this one-year programme is for you. It is designed to enable you to develop your skills for a career in this fast-moving environment. It will give you an overview of the sector, the opportunities it offers, the potential for career progression and the skills needed to succeed in this exciting industry.
You will go on visits to large tourist attractions, airports and related organisations. You will also undertake a team building day as team work is crucial within the sector, and you will benefit from an overseas residential study visit.
The course is designed for learners who have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and Maths (grade 9-4). Candidates will be invited to College for an interview and a screening test as part of the application process. You will be required to achieve a Level 2 in your entrance screening and to have gained the 90-credit Diploma in Travel and Tourism.
During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations, activities, assignments and controlled assessments.
All learners are required to wear the standard uniform which you will be able to order during enrolment. The cost for the whole uniform is £135.00 which includes a jacket, skirt for ladies and trousers for men, a shirt and either a tie or scarf. You may be able to secure financial support towards the cost of the uniform.
There will also be a nominal charge for trips and visits.
You can go into specialist areas of employment including airlines, tourism centres, theme parks, travel companies and airports. Roles could also include working in a travel agency, with a tourist board, as a holiday representative or as an entertainer at a theme park.
Alternatively you can take your qualifications to the next level with higher education courses such as Foundation Degrees, HNDs or other professional development programmes.
Former Travel and Tourism student Daisy Gallacher clinched a holiday rep job at national company Thomson Holidays thanks to the industry insight she gained during her course.Daisy had originally set her sights on a cabin crew job but, after learning more about the career opportunities at holiday resorts.
"The course showed me the opportunities available in the travel and tourism industry and, as I love working with people, I set my sights on a reps job.
"This was the first job that I applied for whilst still at College. We had to go through a lengthy recruitment process but I was delighted when I got the high season job.
"Knowing about the industry and the specific role of the reps was definitely an advantage.
"It is a contract until the early Autumn and I will then be well placed to apply for other jobs around the company at resorts across the world."