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Tourism and Hospitality

IF YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT PLANNING EVENTS, WOULD LIKE TO LEARN ABOUT RESPONSIBLE TOURISM, UK HERITAGE AND CULTURE, OUR COURSES AND CONNECTIONS CAN HELP SECURE YOUR CAREER IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY.

Offered at

Rotherham College

As one of our students you’ll have the opportunity to become part of the exciting world of tour guiding, event management and hospitality. Our tourism and hospitality courses include topics such as the UK economy, heritage, cultural industries and sustainable and responsible tourism.

You’ll learn from our talented tutors who’ve worked in the industry and are passionate about helping you gain the skills needed to start your dream career.

Trips and work experience are a key part of this subject. Previous students have visited major airports and
have helped run the Holiday Inn in Rotherham as supervisors for a week.

As well as learning about the industry and meeting new people, you can also study for a range of additional qualifications to boost your career opportunities. You can enhance your learning with residential trips and travel within the UK, attend tourism trade shows and get involved in planning fundraising events.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Business, Retail, Travel and Hospitality

  • Level 2

    Travel and Tourism

  • Level 3

    Tourism and Hospitality

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 42,385 JOBS IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

FUTURE CAREERS IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

The tourism and hospitality sector is ideal for those who want to work in a fast-paced environment, are organised and enjoy planning.

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Events Manager

Average salary - £25,800*

Event Managers organise, promote and run promotional, business and social events.

Day-to-day tasks:

Discussing and suggesting ideas about the type of event the client wants, working to agreed budgets and timescales, researching and booking venues and suppliers and negotiating prices, following health and safety regulations, publicising events and managing the running of events.**

Working environments:

Event venues, in an office or at a client’s business.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Hotel Manager

Average salary - £26,900*

Hotel Managers are in charge of the day-to-day running of a hotel.

Day-to-day tasks:

Set budgets, sales targets and forecast income, promote the hotel through different types of marketing, plan and organise accommodation, catering and other services offered, ensure the hotel meets licensing and health and safety laws, manage corporate bookings and events, meet and greet customers and deal with complaints.**

Working environments:

In a hotel or an office setting.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the tourism and hospitality sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Detail Orientated
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm

What our students say

“I enjoy coming to college and learning new skills to further my hairdressing career.”

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Ellie Reek Level 2 Hairdressing Former student at Swinton Academy

“I have made new friends on my course and love how many opportunities there are to get involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities while at college”

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Chelsea Smith Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up Former student at the Laurel Academy

“During my Apprenticeship, I figured out that I want to work in digital marketing in the future. The digital aspect appealed to me because I could see a tangible impact on the growth of business, by working with tools such as Google Analytics and social media platforms.”

Chloe Marriot
Chole Marriot Business Administrator Apprenticeship
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