This course has been designed for students who work - or want to work - in holiday centres, tour operator companies, travel agencies, tourist information centres, tourist attractions, cruise line companies or conference and events organisations.
You will need a minimum of either Maths or English GCSE at grade C (4) plus Maths or English GCSE at grade D (3) plus two other GCSEs at grade D (4).
It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance and meeting deadlines.
If you are a mature student, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
The course features the following mandatory units:
There is also a variety of optional units including:
You will be assessed via practical tasks, tests and assignments.
All students are required to wear the standard uniform which you can order during enrolment. The cost is approximately £135, including 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.
You can advance to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism or Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism with six months of overseas work placement.
You can explore roles such as travel agent, tour operator, rep in a holiday centre and tourist information officer as well as jobs on cruise liners, with tourist attractions and with conference or events organisations.
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.