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Travel and Tourism Diploma 1 at The Manchester College

Course description

Ideal for anyone who wants to find out more about the travel and tourism industry and everything it entails, this Level 1 Diploma will give you a general introduction to the whole sector and help you develop the skills needed to progress onto Level 2. You’ll get to combine both practical skills work and knowledge development as you study a range of subjects that relate directly to the industry. You’ll be looking at all the different kinds of airlines in operation today, including schedule, charter and low cost, and you’ll learn all about the important role that the air cabin crew plays. Focusing on holiday destinations, you’ll explore the role of the overseas resort rep and the kinds of customer service they’re responsible for providing. You’ll even get to research a number of UK travel destinations! We are also proud to be an official member of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements. We may ask you to show us previous work or show that you are committed to study


There are no specific end-of-year exams for this course; instead you’ll be assessed in a number of different ways including controlled assignments and role plays, practical demonstrations, written coursework and group presentations.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

Once you’ve completed this Level 1 Diploma in Travel and Tourism, you’ll be able to advance onto the Level 2 course with us here at The Manchester College. You could also take other Level 2 diplomas such as Air Cabin Crew or the Aviation Package if you prefer. As you develop your knowledge and expertise further, you’ll be learning all the skills you need to succeed in any number of careers in the travel and tourism industry. (link to relevant career page) This could include working in hotel operations and customer service with a tour operator, flying the skies as cabin crew, or helping people book their holidays as a travel agent.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 April 2018
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    • North Manchester Sixth Form is a friendly, vibrant sixth form centre offering courses for school leavers. There are a wide range of courses to choose from, including acting, medical sciences, childcare, business, film production and forensics. The comfortable, environmentally friendly site is made up of a bright modern building and the restored Harpurhey Baths. There is plenty of space to socialise and a large garden. Many of the facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form are open to the community.

      Harpurhey Baths is a Grade II listed building and part of North Manchester Sixth Form. The college has transformed the building into an award-winning exhibition space for students and the community.

      Facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form include:

      • library resources centre (LRC)
      • large open plan area for eating and socialising
      • canteen
      • garden
      • mock aircraft cabin, check in desk, working luggage scales and tannoy system
      • fitness centre, open to the public
      • exhibition and performance space, open to the public
      • panini bar, open to the public

      Local area

      North Manchester Sixth Form is in Harpurhey, a suburb three miles north of central Manchester. There are a large market, supermarket, shops, fast food chains and a post office nearby. North Manchester Sixth Form is close to Queens Park and Boggart Hole Clough, large community parks hosting events throughout the year. Queens Park has a children’s playground. North City Family and Fitness Centre is five minutes’ walk away and has a health suite and swimming pool.