What opportunities will this course give me?
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 learners have gone on to work for Carnival Cruises, British Airways, Swissport, Hayes Travel and TUI 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 will I be learning?
This two year programme offers progression from the Introductory Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in Year One.
The core topics include The UK Travel and Tourism Industry; Customer Service in Travel and Tourism, Preparing for a Career in Travel and Tourism. Further units include Report Representatives roles and Responsibilities, Worldwide Passenger Airlines, The Cruise Industry and Investigating Airline Cabin Crew.
Work experience will be required to be undertaken each year studied, over a two week period within the industry with employers. Help and support will be given to find one suitable for you
Why is this course for me?
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 learners will be interviewed to determine their suitability to progress to the Extended Diploma.
What do I need to sign up?
You will need 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English Language and maths.
You will require an interview with subject specialist staff to ensure you have a good understanding of the course you are applying for. Attendance and attainment reports from previous education will also be required.
For internal progression it is expected that you will have achieved a minimum of a merit at L2 and made positive progress to achieving your GCSE English and Maths (if below Grade 4) as well as demonstrating that you have upheld the college values.
Adult learners may apply for any of our full time and apprenticeship programmes and your vocational experience will also be taken into consideration alongside existing qualifications.
The programme is fully funded for learners aged 16-18. Fees may apply for 19+.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Learners are required to pay £100.00 for a contribution towards trips required for the programme.
Learners need to wear smart clothes for the cabin crew unit and visits to external providers. The cost for a scarf/tie will be taken from the £100.00. There is no need to buy any additional clothing; students should be able to find what they need from their usual clothes.
All learners enrolled on a full-time study programme are expected to attend a compulsory work or industry placement during their course. The number of hours of placement will vary from 35 hours through to 750 hours, this variance is due to the differing types of assessment on each course.
Learners should be aware that this is compulsory part of their study programme and work / industry placements will take place during the college week.
For learners aged 19+ the price is upon application only, and after receiving information, advice & guidance.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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Need some further advice?
Contact the Learner Recruitment Team for further guidance - email BeBetter@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1000.
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