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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You need one of the following:

  • Introductory Diploma in the relevant subject


  • Four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English or Maths (grade 3)

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.

Course Content

During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:

  • The UK travel and tourism sector
  • International travel and tourism destinations
  • The travel and tourism business environment
  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • The development of travel and tourism in the UK
  • Factors affecting worldwide travel and tourism
  • The travel and tourism customer experience
  • Promotion and sales in travel and tourism
  • Travel and tourism employment opportunities
  • Holiday representatives
  • UK travel agency operations
  • UK visitor attractions  


How will I be assessed?

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

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 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.

What can I do after this course?


You can enter employment within the sector or progress to the Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism 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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