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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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Event Manager

Average salary - £27,000*

Event Managers organise, promote and run business, charity 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, a client’s business or on festival sites.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Hotel Manager

Average salary - £28,300*

Hotel Managers are in charge of the day-to-day running of travel accommodation.

Day-to-day tasks:

Greet customers and deal with complaints, set budgets and sales targets, promote the hotel, follow health and safety licencing and laws, manage corporate booking and recruit, train and organise staffing.**

Working environments:

Hotels, hostels, holiday camps or on a cruise ship.

*EMSI 2021 **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

“College has allowed me to focus on something I am passionate about and helped me gain a better understanding of the art industry.”

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Eddie Barlow Level 3 Art and Design Former student at Oakwood High School

“I enjoy being in a working environment in the college restaurant and serving customers”

Anonymous Level 2 Food and Beverage Services Former student at Winterhill School

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy