Travel & Tourism
If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career in the travel and tourism industry, whether you want to join a local attraction, operate your own travel agency, see the world on-board a cruise ship or be part of the cabin crew for a national airline, then we have the right course for you. As well as delivering a wide range of skills and knowledge, our industry focus and employability ethos means that we have some of the best connections and partnerships to really help boost your careers. For those looking to enhance their CV’s, we have partnered up with specialist tour operator Mark Warner, giving the right students the chance to work in one of their overseas holiday resorts. While completing this course, you’ll cover things like: Worldwide travel and tourism destinations, Air fares and ticketing, Travel representative, Holiday representative, Tour guiding and Tour operator. Our students have won national competitions, traveled all over the world supporting great charities, helped design travel guides for regional projects and take part in some high profile events, like the Tall Ships Regatta and Falmouth Oyster Festival. We have our own mock airplane cabins which simulate working on-board an aircraft and we offer great progression and dedicated workshops for specialist careers including tour and resort operations.
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You are interested in a career in travel and tourism and are looking for an academic qualification that is relevant to the industry.
four GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and mathematics, or an equivalent qualification.
From core modules giving you key industry knowledge, including: aviation, tour and resort operations, tourism, leisure travel, developing people, ski-chalet hosting, and marketing.
Continual assessment throughout your course and the opportunity to study for additional cabin crew and resort rep qualifications.
The opportunity to work at live events such as the Falmouth Oyster Festival.
Employment, an apprenticeship or further study at university level such as our FdA Hospitality & Tourism Management or our FdA Event Management.
Jess Williams Cabin Crew at FlyBe
I’ve always had a keen interested in working in this role ever since I was little, I would often dream of flying off to exotic places, travelling the world and having a great time. It’s a role where you meet new people every day, you get to work as a team, you help people which I enjoy and you experience and learn new things almost every day. You have to be committed and determined if you want to enter this industry, as the competition for jobs is tough. The lecturers at Cornwall College helped me to get my job at Newquay airport; some of them are only part-time because they work in the aviation industry with some of the major airlines, so their knowledge was invaluable especially for me.
Suzette Sadler Team Lead - Travel & Tourism
After studying travel and tourism with business studies at university in Durham, Suzette started her career with British Airways at London Heathrow Airport, where she worked in operations and customer service. She has also worked in retail travel agencies, specialising in group and independent tours, along with with business travel and as a tour guide. She started her teaching leading on a pioneering new apprenticeship programme for people wanting to work in travel agencies, with City & Guilds.
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