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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Travel and Tourism is a growing sector of the UK and world economy and therefore job opportunities in travel are almost limitless. This programme would be suitable for anyone seeking to work in this exciting industry. The potential job roles include travel representative, cabin crew, travel agent, customer service at airports, working on cruise ships or for cruise companies, and a whole lot more.

Previous Eastleigh College travel students have gone on to work for Carnival Cruises, British Airways, Swissport, Bath Travel, Thomas Cook and Thomson amongst others. Eastleigh College has links with Swissport at Southampton Airport who accepts approximately six students on work experience each year. Most of the students are offered a contract on completion of their work experience.

The programme carries UCAS points for those wishing to progress on to university.

What are the entry requirements?

To gain entry on to the programme you will require 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4, preferably to include Maths and English. Students who do not have Maths or English at GCSE will be required to undertake a resit of these qualifications or Functional Skills.

What does this programme involve?

This two year programme offers progression from the Subsidiary Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in Year One.

The core topics include The UK as a Destination; The Business of Travel and Tourism and Investigating Travel and Tourism. Further units include Holiday Representatives; Long Haul Travel; The UK Aviation Industry and The Cruise Sector.

Work experience will be carried out in the Colleges ABTA bonded Travel Shop which is open to staff, students and members of the public.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Teaching and assessment methods vary and will include lectures, practical demonstrations, short tests, written assignments, research projects amongst others. Typically, you will attend college for approximately 15-16 hours per week and you will be expected to complete homework. Year One students will be interviewed to determine their suitability to progress to the Extended Diploma.

What else do I need to know?

Students are required to pay a deposit for optional programme excursions of 100.

Students need to wear a uniform for the cabin crew unit. The cost for the scarf provided is taken from the 100 deposit. There is no need to buy any special clothing; students should be able to find what they need from their usual clothes. It is asked that students dress in a business-like manner for work experience in the travel shop.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
NDT1 Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Jake, 22

Jake, Travel and Tourism

Jake left school wanting to become a holiday rep, but is now flying high in his career with Virgin Atlantic.


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