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.
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."