Travel and Tourism


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Some visits approximately £10-£30 each. Students are expected to meet their own printing costs. 

Specific requirements

Entry requirements on ‘SSFC Course Information, Advice & Guidance’ document apply.

What will I study?

Travel and Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In the UK it supports over 1.7 million jobs and generates over £61 billion per year in revenue. The industry is extremely diverse with over 200,000 businesses covering a wide variety of interests. 

If you love travel, then why not make a career of it. People who want to work in travel and tourism have a passion for travel and a commitment to helping other travellers make the most of their holiday. The most important qualities are communication, teamwork and customer service skills. The practical elements of this course include coursework, visits, event planning and group work; you need to enjoy challenges and have the ability to work well with people.  This course is designed to help you develop these key skills and to prepare you for your future in the travel and tourism industries.

The course is assessed through examination and coursework - 60% coursework / 40% examination.

Where does it lead?

Over two thirds of students progress to Higher Education, the majority following a travel or tourism related course such as Hotel Management, Cruise Management, Adventure Tourism, Event Management and International Tourism. Other students have gone on to study degrees in Business. Some students have found employment with travel agencies and training for air cabin crew. 

Training: There are opportunities with the Modern Apprenticeships in employment areas such as Retail Travel and Hospitality.