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.
Taking leisure and tourism qualifications with Derby College led to the job in travel Dave Essam had always dreamed of.
Thanks to the knowledge – and confidence – he gained at South East Derbyshire College (now part of Derby College Group), he enjoyed a long career with Co-op Travel, spending more than seven years as assistant manager of the flagship Ilkeston branch.
Dave, now 40, said: “Working in the travel industry was amazing. I went all over the world and got to see so many countries, including America and Australia.”
Despite loving his work, he decided to switch careers in 2009, and is now operations director of Frontline Recruitment. He found the management and people skills he acquired while working in travel highly transferable to the recruitment sector.
Dave attributes much of his career success to the help and support he received when he first went to college aged 17.
He said: “I liked my time at college. It was a good set up and going there did a lot for my confidence. The lecturers were great – really supportive – and I’m still in touch with one of them, Julie Gibson. My family was going through a tough time back then as my mum had just been diagnosed with MS. The staff on my course were understanding and did all they could to help me. They worked hard for all of us and wanted everyone on the course to do well.”
Dave was promoted to his current role with Frontline Recruitment in February 2019. The business delivers temporary, permanent and on-site recruitment solutions in sectors such as commercial, driving and industrial to clients in the UK & Europe.
I liked my time at college. It was a good set up and going there did a lot for my confidence. The lecturers were great – really supportive – and I’m still in touch with one of them, Julie Gibson. My family was going through a tough time back then as my mum had just been diagnosed with MS. The staff on my course were understanding and did all they could to help me. They worked hard for all of us and wanted everyone on the course to do well.