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 need one of the following:
It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance and meeting deadlines.
During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in a range of units such as:
In addition you will be studying maths and English and undertaking work experience.
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations, activities and exams.
All students 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.
You can enter employment within the sector or progress to the Advanced Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism or Aviation.
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.