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About Travel, Aviation & Hospitality

The travel and tourism industry is a vital part of the global economy and we can give you the essential skills to be a part of its future growth. Our real-life Boeing 737 aircraft cabin on campus will develop your aviation knowledge. Our experienced lecturers’ extensive industry links have secured many work experience opportunities leading to paid work and placements, with organisations such as Co-Operative Travel, for students who have also progressed into employment with major companies such as Premier Inn and Ramada Hotels. We are in close proximity to Birmingham International Airport – an aviation hub for the Midlands – and the West Midlands cultural heartland and unique attractions draw in over 100 million visitors a year. Thousands of visitors will experience first-hand all that the city and region has to offer when Birmingham hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Sandwell College can offer you:

  • A Boeing 737 aircraft cabin on campus to develop your aviation knowledge and skills
  • Lots of exciting overseas and UK study trips to destinations such as Dubai, Goa, Florida and Alton Towers
  • On-site day-to-day hospitality experience at West Bromwich Albion Football Stadium
  • Work experience opportunities leading to paid work in the travel and hospitality industries; placements with organisations such as Premier Inn, Co-Operative Travel and Black Country Living Museum
  • Previous students have progressed into employment with major companies such as Premier Inn, Ramada Hotels and Swissport
  • We’ll help to prepare you for university degrees in Tourism Management, Cruise Management or Aviation Management

Courses available


Explore career paths

£16K-£30K per year

Potential Tour Manager Salary

£22K-£50K per year

Potential Visitor Attraction General Manager

You can progress to employment in the aviation industry. This qualification can lead to jobs including Cabin Crew, Passenger Service Agent, Check-In Assistant and Baggage Handler. With excellent transport links between Sandwell and Birmingham Airport, there are many employment opportunities in this thriving and exciting industry with leading employers such as Swissport and Jet2.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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