Travel & Tourism


The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the most vibrant industries in the world. This course gives students a lively and varied introduction to the travel industry.

In April 2013 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport launched Visit Britain’s long term tourism growth strategy for Britain. This ambitious strategy – delivering a Golden legacy: a growth strategy for inbound tourism 2012 – 2020 – aims to attract 40 million international visitors a year, spending £31.3 billion, by 2020. This will generate an estimated 225,000 jobs.

The Greater Manchester strategy for the Visitor economy 2014 – 2020

Manchester Airport will play an important role in the delivery of this vision and as a result, travel students can expect many future employment opportunities.

Career Path

  • Travel Consultant
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Ground Handling Agent (check-in)
  • Resort Representative
  • Overseas Operations Admin
  • Cabin Crew
  • Higher Education

More than just a course

Our Tutors are all industry specialists and you will learn via, group discussions, role plays, team activities, research and individual study.

The course is made practical wherever possible, particularly in areas such as customer service, marketing and Entertainment for Holiday Makers.

You will produce a portfolio of work that is internally assessed and externally. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience in your 2nd year.

Unique Features

All aspects of the travel industry from airlines and airports to travel agents.

  • UK Travel & Tourism Industry
  • Customer Service
  • Entertainment for Holiday Makers
  • Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • UK as a destination
  • Working as a Holiday Representative
  • Specialist Tourism

Entry Requirements

Level 3

5 GCSEs A*-C, an interest in the travel and tourism industry, motivation and commitment to the subject, the ability to meet deadlines and excellent communication and ICT skills would also be an advantage.

“I never realised the opportunities that this course would create for me.  It has been hard work but I have learned so much.”

I chose Cheadle College because it had the courses that supported my career plan. The teachers where very helpful and I enjoyed the trips. I would recommend the college as it offers a very friendly learning environment.”
Phoebe – Currently employed as Cabin Crew