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 organising study visits.

Assessment takes a variety of forms including written assignments, on line exams, role plays practical work, group work and observations. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake work experience

Unique Features

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

  • Worldwide destinations
  • Principles of customer service
  • Retail travel services
  • Introduction to the cruise industry
  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • Interpersonal skills for the travel and tourism workplace

Entry Requirements

To study Level 2 Vocational qualifications you must have achieved at least 4 grade 3 GCSEs.

“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