Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in travel and tourism. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

This is a course designed to give you a comprehensive background to travel and tourism. It will give you a broad practical experience and develop personal and business skills that are essential when working in the industry.

While studying this course, you will also get to take part in visits to local and national businesses, guest talks from industry professionals and international residential trips. In the past we have visited Disneyland Paris, Venice, Verona and Lake Garda in Italy.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for students who wish to pursue a career within the exciting the travel and tourism industry. Destination marketing, aviation, retail and business travel, tour operations and cruise are all popular areas of the industry which this course would prepare you for.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Working with TAG

TAG Farnborough Airport and TAG Global Training provide our students with an insight into the world of business aviation and training for roles such as cabin crew. By giving tours of their facilities and giving guest talks. TAG’s extensive experience working in aviation gives our students the chance to learn about employer expectations and the different skills and aptitudes needed to kick start their career in the travel and tourism industry.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

  • Investigating the travel and tourism sector
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • Marketing travel products and services
  • Customer service
  • Business travel
  • Mathematics and English

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is mainly coursework with deadlines set across the academic year. Grades can be attained of Pass, Merit or Distinction in each unit depending on the level of achievement.

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What Next?

Successful completion of the course enables you to progress to higher education or an apprenticeship or directly into employment within the industry.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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I’ve enjoyed learning about different destinations and the business side of the industry. It’s not just travel-related topics like cabin crew, it’s also about the business and how all these different components come together. You also learn about customer services, different types of travel, transport and more.

We recently went to Farnborough Airport which really helped with the customer service unit and business travel, seeing how travel is different on private jets. We looked at a couple of hangars and went into the smoke compartment of a plane. We also went to Manchester and Liverpool to learn about domestic travel in the UK which linked to one of our units.

The teachers are really supportive – they’re there for you, not just for the course. I really like that the College focuses on getting you work-ready, with work experience and help writing your CV. 


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