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Travel and Tourism

Travel and tourism is the fastest-growing sector in the UK and contributes 10% of the UK GDP. The industry provides 3.8 million jobs which is around 11% of the UK number. In 2019 visitors to the UK spent £28.4 billion, and in 2018 the UK ranked eighth in the UNWTO international tourist arrivals league.

The travel industry is one of the most important contributors to the UK economy and an exciting industry to work in. The industry supports diverse and exciting opportunities for employment such as; cabin crew, travel agents and resort representatives.

You will be taught and assessed by many different methods I.e role play, group work, presentation, blogs, video and some assignment work. You will be involved in a variety of trips that are relevant to the course ie, international visits, high profile hotel chains and airline companies.

Trips to the capital London and local regional tourist attractions. This will allow you to experience the world of travel and tourism first hand.

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Industry expert tutors

Highly trained staff with a wealth of industry experience

Industry Link Week

External speakers and employers share their stories

Develop a Portfolio

Develop a portfolio that can support you

Gain extra qualifications

Through industry recognised qualifications

Key information

The course develops individuals, their confidence, communication, academic and customer service-based skills that will support them in their application to university or employment within the industry.

Alongside the main study programme, you will get the opportunity to complete additional employable qualifications such as Cabin Crew and Aviation Operations.

You will be required to purchase a uniform, details of which will be provided at enrolment.

Furthermore, we will invite you into taster sessions prior to course starting to allow you to experience what college will be like and to meet and greet your new class mates and teachers.

You can become a…
  • Cabin crew
  • Online travel businesses
  • Travel agents
  • Resort representative
  • Airport customer service agent
  • Tour guide
  • Tour operator
  • Aviation support staff
  • Hotel manager
  • Leisure activity coordinator

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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