Becoming an overseas resort representative, part of a cabin crew, working on a cruise ship, or in a travel agency couldn’t be easier with our industry focused courses. We work closely with travel and tourism organisations to ensure you have the relevant skills needed by employers.
We also have a cabin crew training replica, tourist information point and reception for you to practice the skills you need. Our students also experience working on a BAC 1-11 aircraft at the Cornwall Heritage Aviation Centre.
If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career in the travel and tourism industry, whether you want to join a local attraction, hotel or holiday park or work in a travel agency, or even venture further overseas, then we have the right course for you.
As well as delivering a wide range of skills and knowledge, our industry focus and employability ethos means that we have some of the best connections and partnerships to really help boost your careers.
For those looking to enhance their CV’s, we have partnered up with Falmouth Events, The National Trust, St Ives Bay Holiday Park and Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre. While completing this course, you’ll cover things like: Worldwide travel and tourism destinations, worldwide visitor attractions, interpersonal skills for employment in the industry, retail travel services and activity tourism in the UK. You will also achieve professional industry qualifications such as England’s Coast Ambassador and Sustainable Tourism.
Students take part in high profile events, like the Tall Ships Regatta, Falmouth Oyster Festival and the Padstow Christmas Festival. Students also have the opportunity to travel on a residential study visit to destinations such as Barcelona, Paris, Disneyland and London. Other visits include Newquay Airport, the Eden Project, Heartlands, Flambards, St Ives, Pendennis Castle, St Michaels Mount, Lanhydrock, and Land’s End. Plus there is the opportunity to go on board a cruise ship visiting Falmouth and to also take part in a local beach clean.
Students have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 qualification and then into a variety of careers such as cabin crew (for British Airways, Ryanair, Easyjet and TUI), hotel receptionists, reservation agents (for Aspects Holidays), customer host (for Great Western Railways), Newquay Airport, overseas representatives in Lapland, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and ski resorts, tour operators, travel consultants (for Newell’s Travel), cruise ships (such as Princess Cruises and Fred Olsen), the National Trust, Center Parcs, Butlins and even the London Underground!
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
“We have great fun on this course and the staff are really helpful and friendly. We are always doing lots of different activities both in college and on our trips. I’m looking forward to progressing onto the Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism.” Jack – Level 2 Diploma student
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You are interested in a career in travel and tourism and are looking for an academic qualification that is relevant to the industry.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 ideally including English and mathematics.
You will study a range of units including communication, customer service and sales knowledge, event organisation, travel agency operations and the UK tourism industry. You will also be given the opportunity to gain an additional qualification learning about the locations of airports, check-in procedures, different time zones, customer services and teamwork in the airline industry.
Continual assessment throughout your course and the opportunity to study for additional qualifications and development of professional industry skills.
Putting theory into practice with our range of interesting trips and practical activities and the opportunity to plan an itinerary for your very own activity break.
Continue your studies with our Travel & Tourism Diploma Level 3 or go into employment.
Michelle Dudley LECTURER | TRAVEL & TOURISM
Michelle has been working in the travel industry for over 36 years. Starting as a junior sales clerk, Michelle worked her way up to be branch manager of a prominent high street travel agency. She has also been a cruise co-ordinator and a tour guide in Egypt.
“Some years ago, I was given the opportunity to work from home as a travel consultant in conjunction with Thomas Cook. I am passionate about travel and have been lucky enough to travel the
world and want to encourage our learners to do the same. There are a plethora of opportunities available to people wanting to work in this industry, and our job is to prepare them for the
workplace and help them realise their goals.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.