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About Travel, Aviation & Hospitality


Working in the travel industry is exciting and dynamic! It offers you freedom, adventure and the space to discover the heart of your destination. Tourists rely on travel agents, cabin crew and holiday reps to make the most of their leisure and relaxation time away. They seek expert information on anything from which attractions to visit to planning celebration cruise itineraries. People employed as travel experts are at the heart of making special experiences happen for customers and benefitting local communities with sustainable tourism that respects the natural environment.

If you’re involved in any aspect of travel or hospitality whether agency, flight, transfer, excursion or cruise, this is a chance to demonstrate your personality, challenge yourself and escape your comfort zone. Working in a sunny holiday resort on the islands, welcoming and reassuring your guests from take-off to touch-down and making their holiday experience safe and relaxing, you’ll ensure your customers are satisfied and enjoy the best leisure and events.

The world really is your oyster if you choose this career. Travel gives you a global opportunity to work abroad in amazing destinations, develop your life skills and become more independent. You develop knowledge when you explore the location you’re working in, sampling the food and the local traditions, plus the rewards when you help guests make forever memories to treasure are real. You can meet new people from around the world – both guests and colleagues who will become your future friends – and you’ll get to experience new and different cultures. By broadening your horizons and working in the most beautiful locations in the world, the world is wide open to you to progress your career.

Here’s why you should apply to study with us now:

  • Stunning Boeing 737 aircraft cabin on campus to develop your aviation knowledge and skills
  • Lots of UK trips to London, Blackpool, Liverpool and other attractions
  • Exciting overseas destinations such as Disney and Goa
  • British Airways Cabin Crew training
  • On-site day-to-day experience at The Mercure Hotel West Bromwich and Birmingham Airport
  • 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 Accor Hotel, Swissport, Jet2, Tui, Birmingham Airport & Emirates
  • We’ll help prepare you for university degrees in Tourism Management, Cruise Management or Aviation Management

Explore career paths

Once you have completed your Level 3 you can:


  • Progress onto University
  • Progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship
  • Begin employment in a number of sectors e.g. cabin crew

£16K-£30K per year

Tour Manager Potential Salary

£22K-£50K per year

Visitor Attraction General Manager Potential Salary


Travel Agent Typical Salary

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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