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Travel and tourism offers a wide variety of dynamic and exciting career options in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. If you are interested in travel, understanding the world and other cultures and in being in a vibrant service industry this could be the route for you to explore.

Our Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism can lead on to a university course or straight into employment in fields as diverse as travel agents, holiday reps, cabin crew and tour managers. You could also be working in a variety of settings including airports, offices, hotels, theme parks, holiday resorts and cruise ships.

Being a people person is very important in this industry, whether in a job that brings you face to face with people on a daily basis or working in one of the many services happening behind the scenes.

Learning takes place outside of the classroom as well as with case study visits to businesses such as Cadbury’s World, Chester Zoo, Disneyland Paris. We also offer the opportunity for an exchange with Italian students and work experience in Athens.

A Level Options
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside A Levels and other qualifications.

I choose this course because I originally wanted to be an air hostess, however now I'm also considering working in events, so I’d like to keep my options open. I’ve found the students at College very friendly and have settled in pretty quickly.

Lorelei Damasco
Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Student Success

Students work with industry partners to complete successful work placements and voluntary activities for charity. These activities develop leadership, event management and customer service skills. Students complete Air Cabin Crew taster days which allow them to practice their interview and selection techniques ready for the real thing.

Past Students

Our students progress to a wide variety of careers both within the UK or overseas and to university courses. Careers can include travel agent, tour manager, holiday representative, hotel management, event management, sales and marketing - to name a few.

Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Air Cabin Crew £12,000+
  • Resort Representative £450-£575 per month
  • Travel Agent £13,000+

You could go on to be a:

  • Tour Managing £15,000+
  • Event Manager £17,000+
  • Marketing Manager £25,000+
  • Hotel Manager £21,000-£55,000

Source: National Careers Service

Teaching enables me to pass on my experience and knowledge of working within the travel and tourism industry. I am really enjoying my first full-time teaching role, here at Shrewsbury College.