Travel and Tourism

Why study Travel and Tourism?

If you love travel and you are committed to ensuring tourists have a memorable experience why not make a career of it?

People who work in travel and tourism have a passion for travel, and a commitment to helping tourists make the most of their holiday whether at home or abroad.

1. Endless opportunities: tourism is a worldwide industry, and the skills you learn are easily transferable.  A career in tourism can open up the world for you, especially if you want to combine work with travel.

2. It’s creative: as well as being a people-oriented industry, a great variety of tourism jobs require you to think on your feet and be creative. People who work in tourism have a crucial part to play, making sure that visitors have a fantastic experience and then go back home to spread the word.

3. Scope: there’s such a wide range of jobs in the industry so there is never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. Tourism courses can give you access to a career as a Tourist Guide, Tour Manager, Adventure Sports Activity Manager, Travel Consultant, Event and Conference Manager, Air Cabin Crew or Airport Ground staff, Holiday Rep – the list is endless!

4. Learn why ‘the customer is always right’: jobs in tourism are all about providing friendly, efficient and attentive customer service. You’ll need good communication skills, the ability to work well with people and enjoy a challenge.

5. It’s not 9-5: it involves a great deal of variety, not only in terms of the hours you can work but also in the kind of work you do.

6. It’s a dynamic industry: travel and tourism is one of the most dynamic and competitive industries in the world. To stay ahead of the competition, new ideas and skills are constantly being developed across every area of the industry, from innovative mobile applications to creative hotel room design and imaginative tour itineraries.

Studying Travel and Tourism at Broadstones

These qualifications offered at Broadstones are intended to provide our learners with a broad introduction to the travel and tourism sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in travel and tourism or other related sectors
 
Depending upon the level, units taught consist of:
  • Locational Geography
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Working in Travel and Tourism
  • Airline Services
  • Planning a Trip to a Visitor Attraction
  • Promotional Materials for Travel and Tourism
  • Researching a Tourist Destination 
  • The UK Travel Industry
  • Planning a Visit to a Tourist Destination
  • Recommending Holidays to Suit Customers’ Needs
  • Understanding Airline and Airport Operations
  • Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations

 

Students will study towards the following qualifications based on their ability

  • Gateway Entry Level 3 Award in Skills for Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Gateway Entry Level 3 Certificate in Skills for Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Gateway Level 1 Award in Skills for Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Gateway Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Gateway Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Gateway Level 2 Award in Skills for Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Gateway Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Travel and Tourism Sector