As part of the course you will get to go on several trips. In the past we have visited hotels, travel trade shows and attractions such as Alton Towers and Chester Zoo. Students need to pay £80 at the start of the course to cover the cost of these trips. GCSEs including Maths and English also form part of this programme where required. You will be required to wear a uniform; you will get details of this at enrolment.
This qualification will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in the travel and tourism sector.
Throughout the year you will study a variety of units covering a wide variety of topics which may include:
Interpersonal Skills for the Travel and Tourism Workplace
Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Retail Travel Services
UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
Promotional Activities in Travel and Tourism
Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations
Travel and Tourism Support Services
During each unit you will develop knowledge about the travel and tourism sector, and also carry out practical activities and role plays to give you the specialist skills needed in the industry.
All the teaching staff on the course have worked in the travel industry and will bring this experience into the classroom. Also you will gain valuable work experience through trips and visits to industry to assist in make you employment ready. This practical, hands on course is designed to encourage you to develop the personal skills and qualities you need for work, learning and to help you achieve your full potential. You will learn through a variety of methods from practical, group work, worksheets and other class based activities with support, all aiding the learning experience & knowledge of travel. The course allows the improvement of interpersonal skills such as communication and teamwork.
More than just a Course
If you are interested in a career in Travel, Tameside College offers a wide range of courses to get you started in the rewarding career of the Travel and Tourism sector.
Travel and Tourism is an exciting and challenging career. It can lead to many career prospects and combines core skills such as communication, as well as practical skills. The course will give you the knowledge and skills to move forward into industry.
4 GCSEs D and above including English
On successful completion of the course you will have the option of furthering your studies and completing either, Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism, Level 2 Diploma in Air Cabin Crew or Employment