Tourism

Tourism and Hospitality

If you’ve always had a desire for adventure, exploring new places, event management and hospitality then a career in tourism and hospitality could be for you. You could find yourself flying to faraway places as a member of the cabin crew, managing large-scale events or being an expert tour guide of exciting places, either at home or abroad.

Language skills can be useful in this sector, depending on which area you wish to work in, but good communication skills and cultural sensitivity are a necessity as you will be dealing with members of the public. Whichever route you choose, you can be sure of a varied and exciting career that will never fail to give you a challenge.  

Skills required

  • Customer service
  • Good communication
  • Business acumen
  • Leadership skills

Example career options

  • Travel Agent
  • Tour Operator
  • Hotel Manager
  • Tourist Guide
  • Cabin Crew
  • Events Co-ordinator

What our students say

“College has provided me with a fresh start; the course is fun and the tutors are really nice.”

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Charlie Nicholls Level 3 Performing Arts Former student at Handsworth Grange 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

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy