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Travel and Tourism students learn sea survival skills

Our students get the opportunity to take part in educational trips that allow them to further develop and hone the skills they learn in the classroom.

Travel and Tourism students recently took a trip to the Maritime Skills Academy in Whitfield, near Dover, to gain a qualification in Personal Survival Techniques.

Students took part in a range of different training elements over the course of the day, in a specially designed training pool.

They learnt a number of invaluable personal sea survival skills, including how to use a lifejacket and immersion suit, jumping from a height into water, flipping an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket and boarding a survival craft from the water while wearing a life jacket unassisted - all skills that will aid them in their career progression after completing their course. 

Level 3 Travel and Tourism student, Emily Butler said: "The training was fun, really educational and a great team-building experience. I feel as though it has equipped me with the knowledge to be able to deal with a real-life situation and will be useful in years to come when exploring different career paths after College."

Our Travel and Tourism courses can take you in a range of different directions, from Air Cabin Crew to Event Management. The Travel and Tourism department also organises other related trips and visits, including to overseas destinations.

Sound like a course that's right for you? Take a look at our Travel and Tourism pathway here.