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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:

  • UK Tourism
  • Customer Service  
  • Package Travel and Tourism Products and Services
  • Promotional Material for Travel and Tourism

Additional subjects and activities - such as Functional Skills in English and Maths, work experience and tutorials - will be part of the timetable.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations and activities.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study
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.


This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston

Taking off with a cabin crew career

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.
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