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 need a minimum of grade C (4) in Maths and English (3) GCSE and an additional two GCSEs at grade C (4) or you will need a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:
You will also study maths or English and undertake work experience.
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods, including role play, presentations and activities, assignments and controlled assessments.
All students 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, skirt for ladies and trousers for men, shirts 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 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 and undertake a Level 4 qualification in the relevant sector.
High-flier Daniel Johnston clinched a cabin crew job with Ryanair – even before completing his Derby College course!
Always interested in seeing more of the world, he progressed so well on the Air Cabin Crew Diploma that he was ideally prepared for the highly competitive Ryanair recruitment process.
Having embarked on his learning journey in 2013, Daniel was amazed at how many unusual opportunities his course offered.
One highlight was a day at the British Airways Training Centre at Heathrow – learning about safety procedures, undertaking role plays in a mock crash simulator and trying out an evacuation slide. Another was a fire training course at East Midlands Airport.
I’ve always wanted to travel – cabin crew is my dream job. When I first joined Derby College, I saw the Diploma as a qualification which could probably lead to a job a few years down the line. Then I got a job before I’d even finished College!
Working with Ryanair will open up so many doors for my future but I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of the College.