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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 2573.00****

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Course Summary

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 .                            

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

You will develop your knowledge in a variety of topics, for example:

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The UK as a destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • European Destinations

You may also be required to study maths or English and undertake work experience.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations, assignments and controlled assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

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.


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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston

Taking off with a cabin crew career

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.
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