This one-year course is mainly for school leavers aged 16+ who have ambitions to work in the Travel, Aviation and Hospitality industries. The study programme gives you a more detailed insight into the travel industry.
You should have five GCSEs at grades 3-2/D-E, including English. You'll need to attend an interview with the course tutors and be assessed on your level of Maths and English. You'll need to demonstrate a desire to work in the Travel and Tourism industry.
This is a high quality foundation course covering a range of topics, some which are specific to Travel, Aviation and Hospitality, and others to develop your wider skills. You will study the NCFE Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism, which is split into units specific to Travel and Tourism, such as Airports & Airlines and Events and Specialist Tourism, and units linked to personal development, including Careers in Travel. Learners also have the opportunity to study the NCFE Level 2 qualification in Hospitality and Catering.
Learners will complete English and Maths qualifications - either GCSEs or Functional Skills, depending on their grades.
During the year-long study programme, you will complete 30 hours of work experience, linked to your main qualification, which will further develop your skills and allow you to put the theory you have learned into practice. All learners on our Travel, Aviation and Hospitality courses are required to purchase and wear our travel uniform. Full details are given during enrolment.
Learners have the opportunity to participate in study visits to local attractions and employers. Most trips are subsidised by the college, and recent outings include Alton Towers, London’s West End, and an overnight trip where learners visited Chessington World of Adventures and the Harry Potter Studios.
All assessments are through coursework, role plays, presentation and practical skills. Functional Skills and GCSE assessments are exam-based.
This sector is one of the largest employers in the West Midlands. You will be surprised at the vast amount of careers available within this growing sector. After successfully completing this course, you can go on to study any Level 3 qualification – in particular, our Level 3 Travel Career Academy and Study Programme. Alternatively, you could begin your career in the Travel, Aviation and Hospitality industry.