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Bradford College

Travel & Tourism

Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
School Leavers
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


We would like to welcome you on board BC air to join us on your flightpath to your future. During your adventure, we aim to provide you with a world of opportunities in a diverse and growing sector, where your journey is just beginning with your destination being the sky is the limit.

Choosing our sector, we feel you are on the right flight path as Visit Britain statistics state that the sector has been the fastest growing for employment in the UK since 2010 and by 2025, Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion.

The course provides you with a wealth of knowledge about the Travel, Aviation, Hospitality & Events sectors which will enable you to make informed choices about your onward career plans. We offer a variety of runways (at different levels) for you to take-off from.

  Key Info

The course is 80% classroom-based study and 20% practical activities. Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations and you will also carry out independent student research. You will develop skills using the latest travel industry directories and manuals.

  • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
  • The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Understanding Package Holidays
  • Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Airports & Airlines
  • Hospitality in Travel & Tourism

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a grade 3 or D.

Other qualifications may be taken into consideration.

You will be expected to wear professional business attire to include black pants/skirt/dress and a collared black shirt provided by yourself. You will be expected to buy a scarf/tie from college on enrolment to compliment your business wear.

The work you do on this course will be internally assessed but there will be a small number of online tests. 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
  • Practical Tasks and Roleplay Activities
  • Presentations
  • Professional Discussion
  • Written Work

You will be required to undertake a period of work placement during your study which will be arranged by college on your behalf. You will have the opportunity to gain experience of front of house procedures in our Award-winning raining restaurant The Grove, managing and running the coffee shop.

You will study a range of subjects which will provide you with an insight and understanding of the many different areas of the industry, to help you find the career path that is right for you. On completion of the course you may progress into employment or onto Level 3, Year 1 to continue your studies or in to employment.

Hospitality Careers:

  • Hotels: reception, sales, housekeeping & conference/events
  • Leisure Attractions
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Restaurants and Coffee Shops
  • Self-catering and Holiday Centres

Event Management Careers:

  • Conference Management
  • Corporate Days Out and Product Launches
  • Entertainment and Sporting Events
  • Exhibition Management
  • Fundraising/Charity Events
  • Professional Sports Clubs
  • Wedding and Party Planning

Travel & Tourism Careers:

  • Cruise Companies
  • Foreign Exchange Cashiers
  • Resort Representatives
  • Passenger Services (e.g. air, sea, rail and road) Travel and Tourism (e.g. hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, tourist information centers, attractions and adventure tourism)

Aviation Careers:

  • Airline Customer Service Agent
  • Airport management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aviation Security
  • Cabin Crew
  • Fares & Ticketing Agents
  • HM Border Police
  • Passenger Service Agent
  • Ramp Agent /Baggage Handler

You will also take part in a UK based study visits a mandatory requirement for the course in which details will be provided upon enrolment/interview fees are charged for trips and visits. Financial support may be available from college depending on your personal circumstances.

Trip examples:

  • Liverpool Airport
  • Snowboarding/Lazer Tag
  • Fly Me Cabin Crew Training Centre
  • Dublin Day Tip
  • Hotel Visit (previously done Oulton Hall, Hollings Hall, Holiday Inn, Cedar Court)
  • Event Venue
  • Business Travel Providers
  • Chester Zoo – with Marketing Talk
  • End of your Theme Park Trip
  • Trips with Students’ Union
  • Level 3 Overseas Trip (Previously done Holland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France)

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and studying on a full-time or part-time Further Education course, you will not pay tuition or examination fees.

This covers all Further Education courses, functional skills for English and Maths courses.

You will need to pay for course costs such as books, stationery, special equipment, exams, registration fee, travel, meals and any other course-related activities.

Help towards these costs is available for many students.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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