Did You Know?

Career opportunities in the Travel and Tourism sector include:

  • Air Crew (Cabin Crew & Flight Crew)
  • Airport Operations & Ground Handling
  • Airport Security
  • Conference and Banqueting Assistant
  • Cruise ship staff
  • Holiday Representative
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Overseas Resort Representative
  • Passport Control/UK Border Agent
  • Tour Guide
  • Tourist Information
  • Tour Operations
  • Travel Agent (Retail or Business).

Course Overview

Travel and Tourism is now one of the largest sectors in the world in terms of generating jobs and income. It is a dynamic and vibrant sector which makes a major contribution to the UK economy with many different industries forming part of it.

Currently there are more than two million people employed in Travel & Tourism in the UK, so there are lots of opportunities for you to find a rewarding career in the industry, either at home or overseas.This practical, work-related, course offers you a  sound grounding in the Travel & Tourism industry and to improve your skills and prepare you to progress onto a higher level course. It is suitable for school leavers who are interested in pursuing a career in the Travel & Tourism industry.

You'll need to be enthusiastic and interested in developing your customer service and communication skills and be willing to participate in group and practical activities.

Course Structure

You will study a variety of topics that help you to gain an understanding of the Travel & Tourism industry in the local area (and further afield).

You will study the following elements:

  • Accessible Travel
  • Customer Service
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Package Travel & Promotions
  • Providing Information
  • UK Travel & Tourism;Worldwide Geography.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but most learners have GCSE grades at E/2 and below and/or have completed an Entry 3 level course prior to enrolling. 

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

Our experienced staff will deliver a combination of both theoretical and practical learning alongside independent student research. You will develop your industry specific skills through the use of the latest travel industry atlases, directories and manuals and through a program of work experience.

Skills You Will Develop

You will develop:

  • Customer Service skills
  • Employability skills
  • English and Mathematics skills
  • Geographical knowledge of the UK and further afield
  • Group work skills
  • Information Gathering skills
  • Public speaking skills.


The course provides you with the opportunity to go on a number of local visits and to give you a solid grounding in the industry before you progress onto Level 2, or if you want to gain an industry insight before choosing a career.

Expect Also To

Improve your skills in English and Mathematics at the level above your qualification to support your full-time course. This will assist in areas such as assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your finances and the interpretation of data.

These skills will also help you in the future as most employers look for evidence of ability in these areas. 100% attendance in these lessons is therefore mandatory.

How You Will Be Assessed

The work you do on this course will be internally assessed but there will be a small number of online tests. Continuous, ongoing assessment takes place throughout the course to enable you to develop a portfolio of evidence.

Typical assessments will be in the form of:

  • Group & Individual work
  • Online tests (three units)
  • Practical tasks and role play activities
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussion
  • Written work.

Things You May Need

The course will include compulsory day-trips (both locally and regionally) that you will have to pay for. The approximate cost of these visits over the course of the year will be about £80. Destinations will likely include the local area, Blackpool, Leeds and York, encompassing both the Travel & Tourism industries. Additionally there will be a program of guest speakers.

You will also have to purchase a study pack (including a lever arch file, dividers, plastic wallets, general stationery and a Flash Drive) and these must be brought with you for each session. This will cost approximately £10.

Please note that you are required to wear a uniform whilst studying on this course, comprising of plain black trousers/skirt (no leggings) and smart shoes (no trainers) which you can source yourself.

You will have to purchase from us a uniform pack that includes a Bradford College branded formal shirt and tie/scarf, polo shirt and fleece jacket and a stationery pack. These items must be bought before the course starts and worn/brought from the first day of induction. The approximate cost for these items is £30-£40. 

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].