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Travel and Tourism

Pathways

Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Travel and tourism is as much about far-off shores and foreign travel as tourism in the UK.

Students are taught by lecturers who have worked in the travel and tourism industry. Final year students can go on a trip abroad to put their learning into practice. 

As part of the course, students train on a real airplane as cabin crew members. They also go on residential trips where they can practise their resort rep skills.

Careers

Wondering what you can do when you finish your course? There are many different progression routes you can follow, including Higher Education or further training.

Students may also consider careers or job roles such as:

  • Air Cabin Crew
  • Events Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Cruise Ship Staff
  • Overseas Resort Rep.

As part of your course, you will take part in both Air Cabin Crew training, and Resort Rep training.

These professional training courses will ensure that you have explored many different skills in a range of different areas.

Career Prospects

Example: Travel agency managers and proprietors

 Annual pay
£17,160 - £48,360
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 2,407 jobs. In the same period, 83% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 8,437 job openings.

Role description

Travel agency managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of travel agencies and booking offices.

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Are you?

16-18

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progess and succeed at College.

Here is a list of entry criteria for this pathway:

This programme of study is designed to drive your progression toward advanced employment or apprenticeship opportunities.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks further progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue through your studies to higher levels.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 3, ideally including English and maths.

This course provides time for you to gain vocational expertise in your chosen specialism and achieve your English and maths to grade 4 or an equivalent. Achievement at this level will have a positive impact upon your future opportunities and open up new choices for you, including skilled employment, apprenticeship, or progression to Level 3.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 2 to 1 including Functional Skills English and maths Level 1 or above.

This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.

For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have an average point on entry score of 5.0 from their best 6 subjects, ideally including English and Mathematics.

In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Why people love Travel and Tourism

Sea Survival Training

Sea Survival Training

Travel and Tourism students trained at Maritime Skills Academy learning personal sea survival skills that will aid them in their career progression after completing their course.

Emily Butler

Emily Butler

“Our lessons are really varied and we learn about air cabin, cruises, tourism and different cultures around the world. We get involved in a lot of practical activities. I loved going to British Airways and learning more about cabin training.”

Sam Malone

Sam Malone

"I really enjoy the Travel and Tourism course and cabin training is my favourite topic. It was amazing to go to Heathrow Airport and train with British Airways. I am hoping to be air cabin crew or go into the hotel industry after I finish College."

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111