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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.
I have gained many skills which will be valuable to me in the future. I have also gained a lot of confidence through opportunities I have been offered on the course, such as work experience. The course has taught me a lot about the tourism industry and possible areas for development on completion of my course.
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.
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 and national starting averages include:
- Resort Rep £5,500 - £9,500 + commission
You could move on to be a:
- Events Manager £17,000 - £80,000
- Hotel Manager £20,000 - £60,000
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.