If you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in the travel and tourism sector, this one-year course is for you. It is designed to enable you to develop your skills and pursue a career in a fun and energetic environment.
The course will give you a general overview of the sector, the opportunities it offers, the potential for career progression and the skills needed to succeed in this fast-paced industry. You will go on visits to airports and related organisations and you will also undertake a team building day as team work is crucial within the travel and tourism industry.
You will also develop your maths and English skills, which will support your main programme of study and help with your future progress.
You need one of the following:
Candidates will be invited to College for an interview and a screening test as part of the application process. You will need to demonstrate that you are interested in working in the travel and tourism sector and that you have good communication skills.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. Applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
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:
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations, activities and external exams.
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 approximately £135.00 which includes a jacket, a skirt for ladies and trousers for men, a shirt and either a tie or a 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 enter employment within the sector or progress to the Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism 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."