This course will help to develop learners' confidence and give them a sound understanding of the travel and tourism sector and the work skills needed to succeed in this fast-changing environment.
You will undertake a number of visits, including to travel and tourism businesses and other establishments that will be of benefit to you in your career planning. You will also undertake work experience and lots of practical activities.
In addition, you will develop your maths and English skills, which will support your main programme of study and help your future progression.
The course is designed for learners who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades E-G or above - including English and Maths (grade 3-1) - or equivalent qualifications. Candidates will be invited to College for an interview and a screening test as part of the application process.
It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance and meeting deadlines.
During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:
Additional subjects and activities - such as Functional Skills in English and Maths, work experience and tutorials - will be part of the timetable.
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations and activities.
All learners are required to wear the standard uniform which you will be able to order during enrolment. The cost of the uniform is approximately £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 could progress to the Intermediate Diploma in Cabin Crew, Aviation Operations or Travel and Tourism.
You can consider employment in a wide range of roles within the travel and tourism sector or aviation.
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."