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Travel and tourism

Do you want to travel the world in your chosen career? Do you dream of setting sail towards a career in the cruise industry? Or do you want to make people’s holiday dreams come true? On these exciting and adventurous courses you will open up a world of career opportunities.

These courses will help you to develop your skills and knowledge to succeed within one of the most diverse industries around. You will cover elements from marketing to airlines and cabin crew, and how to manage the impact that tourism has on life around us.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    Our tutors are dedicated to working with national employers such as Hays Travel, TUI, Swissport, Q Hotels and Intercontinental Hotel Group, to enhance your learning and provide up to date industry information.
  • Work placement
    As well as undertaking a valuable work placement in a field of your choice, you will gain hands on work experience as part of our annual ‘hotel takeover’.
  • Trips and visits
    Taking part in trips and visits is a key part of your learning on these courses. As well as visiting a specialised training centre to learn from professionals in the industry and get a taste of employment in the sector, you will also have the opportunity to travel overseas to popular tourist destinations such as Prague.
  • Facilities
    You’ll feel like you’re jetting off on your first cabin crew venture in our state-of-the-art mock up aircraft cabin, complete with check-in desk to boot. You’ll have all the latest equipment currently used by cabin crew to ensure you’re prepared for stepping into the role.

Career options

From developing your outstanding customer service skills, to learning the fundamentals of working in the industry, you will gain all the skills and attitudes needed to succeed in your chosen career.


  • Airport Security Officer
  • Cabin Crew
  • Cruise Sales Consultant
  • Flight Dispatcher
  • Hotel Manager
  • Tour Guide
  • Tourism Information Centre Manager
  • Tourism Officer
  • Travel Consultant
  • Travel Journalist
  • Visitor Attraction Manager

Meet our Travel and Tourism tutor, Jennifer Tickle:

Meet our students

Meet current student JacobLevel 3 student Jacob Jones chose to study travel & tourism at Warrington campus because he liked the modern facilities and found the tutors to be extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

He loves to travel and hopes to progress into a career where he can continue to explore the world. When he finishes his course at college he hopes to secure employment as a holiday representative in either Spain, Mexico or the Caribbean, or work as a member of American Airlines’ cabin crew.

Meet our alumni

Our previous students are flying high with companies such as TUI,, Ryanair, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic. In addition, many more students work in airport ground support as flight dispatchers, in luxury hotels, travel agencies and many more.