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Travel, Tourism and Aviation Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate at New College Nottingham

Course description

This course is a perfect starting point for your career in travel, tourism and aviation. If you love the world of travel, have a passion for customer service and enjoy putting a smile on people's faces then this course is for you. The course is designed to provide an introduction to both the travel and aviation industry and leads to qualifications in both areas. These introductory qualifications are ideal for anyone looking to work in or already working in a number of travel and tourism roles including; holiday representative, tour guide, tourist information centre assistant, travel agent and many more. The aviation element covers an introduction of a range of careers from Cabin Crew to ground operations.

Course content

You'll get to learn all about the travel, tourism and aviation industries and the skills that are needed within this industry. You'll cover areas such as customer service, planning visits, the UK travel and tourism industry, local geography and preparation for employment. 

They'll be lots of subject variety as well as trips to give you a first-hand experience of the industry.

The course contains the following units:
• UK travel & tourism industry
• Team working in Aviation
• Customer service
• Locational geography & airport locations
• Travel & Tourism products & services
• Researching a tourist destination 
• Promotional materials
• Planning for a job in travel & tourism and the aviation industry

Entry requirements

You must have ALL of the following:

• 3 GCSEs at Grade E or equivalent 
• A satisfactory interview 
• Successful assessment activities including literacy and numeracy


You'll be assessed via a range of practical and written assessments and presentations.  

Future opportunities

If you achieve a merit or above in this course, you'll be able to progress onto the following courses:

• Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism
• Level 2 Diploma in the Aviation Environment



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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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