In 2013 there were 2.5 million jobs associated with travel and tourism in the UK and the industry is growing! Career opportunities are available in areas such as travel agencies, holiday representatives, customer service in hotels and hospitality, working on the rail network or at airports as ground handling agents, passenger service agents and air cabin crew. The biggest employers in the UK include the TUI group, with further opportunities available abroad as overseas reps or travel guides.
School Leaver Courses
Generally studied by 16-18 year olds as an alternative to A-Levels.
Level 2 NCFE Extended Certificate In Travel And Tourism
Compulsory units on the programme are Customer Service, Hospitality within Travel and Tourism, UK airports…
Level 3 Diploma In Travel And Tourism
This two year programme offers progression from the Introductory Diploma through to the Extended Diploma,…
The College has an ABTA and ATOL protected travel agency in association with Eden Global Travel, which gives students great links to a wide range of travel companies as well as small independent holiday companies that are not used by larger high street agents. The agency enables students to assist staff with enquiries to gain customer service experience.
There is a classroom with aircraft seats and a galley, which allows students to gain practical experience of working on an aircraft, and students are also able to use specialist industry software to search for customer needs. Lecturers have a wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry, having worked in a range of different travel roles
Launch of UK-Dutch Logistics Career Colleges network to benefit learners
Eastleigh College is one of only seven FE colleges in the UK to be part of The Career Colleges Trust, which has joined forces with STC International in the Netherlands to launch a pioneering network of specialist logistics colleges.
The rise in online courses helps people and businesses get back on their feet
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact on jobs and businesses, Eastleigh College has experienced an increase in demand for online courses, and we believe these digital, part time professional courses will be pivotal as individuals and employers get back on their feet as people upskill or retrain.