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Aviation and Tourism Level 1 at Sheffield College

Course description

About the Course
You will study different aspects of travel and tourism and aviation. This is an exciting and varied area of study and you will learn about holiday destinations in the UK and abroad and about different aspects of the industry. It is compulsory to continue to study Maths and English if you have not already gained a grade 4 or above. There are various compulsory visits which are linked to studying visitor attractions and possibly a residential at a cost of £150 for the residential and up to approximately £20 per day visit.
How do I know if this course is for me?
Ideally you will be an outgoing, active person with an interest in travelling, in other countries and cultures 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at  2 / E grade or above or acceptable alternatives including English Language.


The BTEC course is continually assessed. There are no formal exams.

Financial information


At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?
Students can progress to our level 2 Travel & Tourism or related courses before looking for employment.

Further information

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

Thursday 25th October 2018 4pm -7pm

Wednesday 21st November 2018 4pm-7pm

Tuesday 29th January 2019 4pm-7pm

Monday 4th March 2019 4pm-7pm


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: 11 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: CFIAV1