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 students who have maths/English at Functional Skills Level 1 or GCSE grades 3-1.
Candidates will be invited to College for screening and an interview as part of the application process.
It is essential you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance and meeting deadlines.
During the programme you will develop your knowledge in a variety of subjects within the travel and tourism industry.
Examples of these include:
Additional subjects and activities - such as Functional Skills/GCSEs in English and Maths, work experience and tutorials - will be part of the timetable.
Assessments will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations and activities.
All students are required to wear a uniform which you will be able to order during enrolment. The cost of the uniform is approximately £135.00.
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 Intermediate Cabin Crew or Travel and Tourism programmes.
You could consider a wide range of roles within the travel and tourism sector.
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."