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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will help to develop learners' confidence and give them a sound understanding of the travel and tourism sector and the work skills needed to succeed in this fast-changing environment.

You will undertake a number of visits, including to travel and tourism businesses and other establishments that will be of benefit to you in your career planning. You will also undertake work experience and lots of practical activities.

In addition, you will develop your maths and English skills, which will support your main programme of study and help your future progression.     

Entry requirements

The course is designed for students who have maths/English at Functional Skills Level 1 or GCSE grades 3-1.

Candidates will be invited to College for screening and an interview as part of the application process.

It is essential you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance and meeting deadlines.

Course Content

During the programme you will develop your knowledge in a variety of subjects within the travel and tourism industry.

Examples of these include:

  • UK Travel
  • UK Tourism
  • Customer Service
  • Locational Geography

Additional subjects and activities - such as Functional Skills/GCSEs in English and Maths, work experience and tutorials - will be part of the timetable.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations and activities.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

All students are required to wear a uniform which you will be able to order during enrolment. The cost of the uniform is approximately £135.00.

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 Intermediate Cabin Crew or Travel and Tourism programmes.


You could consider a wide range of roles within the travel and tourism sector.


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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Tayla Barnes

Tayla Barnes

Travel student Tayla embarks on exciting journey with TUI

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.


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