If you are interested in a career in travel and tourism, 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 skills needed to succeed in this fast-paced industry. You will go on visits to airports and related organisations .
You will need five GCSEs at grade C (4), one of which must be English or Maths, and at least grade 3 in English/Maths or a Level 2 Merit grade in a Travel and Tourism/Cabin Crew qualification and a grade 4 in Maths or English.
You will develop your knowledge in a variety of topics, for example:
You may also be required to study maths or English and undertake work experience.
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations, assignments and controlled assessments.
You will be required to wear a uniform which you will be able to order during enrolment. The cost is approximately £135. 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 a relevant Level 4 qualification.
You could pursue your career with airlines, tourism and travel companies, travel agencies, tourist boards and in roles such as holiday rep.
Derby College travel and tourism student Tayla Barnes is broadening her horizons after landing a full-time job as a travel adviser with TUI, the world's largest travel group.
Tayla, who completes her level 3 course this summer, will be based in Nottingham's busy city centre TUI branch assisting with customers' bookings and inquiries.
Tayla, who is 19 and from Heanor has always liked travel and was delighted to discover her perfect course at Derby College.
Tayla first began her journey with TUI after getting part-time work at the group's Ilkeston branch though college. She is now looking forward to her travel adviser's role, and, in a few years' time, taking the opportunity to move departments within TUI, perhaps working for its airline or call centres.
I had thought about doing A levels after school but the travel and tourism course at Derby College really appealed to me. I honestly had no idea that such a course existed but once I knew it did, I went along to a college open day and found out as much information as I could.
I enjoy college. The staff are really good – they're always there to help us and the course content is great. I've learned so much, particularly about the business side of the travel industry.