The global travel sector remains extremely important both for business and leisure. As the travel and tourism industry recovers and develops, so too will career opportunities both in the UK and abroad.
During your course you’ll work towards an industry-recognised qualification, but our courses provide so much more. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed, whether you want to continue your studies at university, or ensure you are well equipped to become employed in the travel, tourism or other customer service focused industry.
The college’s excellent learning environment includes a mock aircraft cabin complete with seats and a galley which allows learners to gain practical experience of working on an aircraft, and you’ll use specialist industry software. Lecturers have a wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry, having worked in a range of different travel roles. In addition you’ll hear from expert speakers within the travel sector as well as enjoy enriching visits and trips.
"I have worked in travel my whole career since school from a trainee at American Express Travel before moving on for many wonderful years at Thomas Cook. After having a family I worked in small independent agencies before entering into teaching travel and tourism at Eastleigh College where I have been for 15 years. I love maps/geography/talking about travel and of course travelling. I enjoy helping students grow and follow their dreams and develop into future employees in the travel sector." Michelle Thornton, Travel & Tourism, Tutor and Lecturer for Levels 2 and 3
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 kind and helpful staff at Eastleigh go above and beyond for their students. I particularly enjoyed all the field trips, meeting different guest speakers and doing my insightful work placement.
94% of learners say they would recommend the College to a friend and overall satisfaction climbs
Upon completion of their courses a total of 781 learners aged 16-19 took part in the annual exit survey that benchmarked Eastleigh College positively against 1,377,178 responses from over 100 Colleges across the country.
Andrew is a winner at the global BTEC Awards
Andrew Urben, a second year learner at Eastleigh College, received a bronze award for BTEC Business and Enterprise Learner of the Year 2021 at the annual BTEC Awards. His outstanding achievements are among inspiring stories from more than 700 BTEC learners, tutors, teachers, schools and colleges from over 30 countries to be recognised and celebrated in the competition.