Travel & Tourism

The world is at your feet when you choose to study Travel and Tourism. Whether you want to highlight the virtues of your home town as an information and tourism officer or travel the world as a holiday rep we can give you the skills to start your own career journey.

What will you do?

Learning through group and individual study, trips, practical activities and research you’ll get the skills you need to work in what can be a vibrant and exciting industry. Covering everything from customer service skills to the business behind travel and tourism, researching holiday destinations and building a working knowledge of the wider world around us, we’ll help prepare you for the world of work.

Is it right for you?

Yes if you are keen to learn about the world around you and want to share that knowledge with others. To work in travel and tourism you need to enjoy meeting new people and have an enthusiasm for the area you choose to work in.

Go for it 
Book onto our Travel & Tourism ‘Go for it’ taster here 

Vocational

Broaden your horizons with our Travel and Tourism courses. If you dream of seeing the world, working in exciting destinations across lands near and far, our expert Travel and Tourism team can prepare you for the working world of the travel industry.

This vast sector offers jobs such as being a travel rep, tour organiser, cabin crew or even as a tourism information agent, this course will give you the perfect grounding for a career in travel and tourism and take you as far as your ambition will let you go.

In recent years our Travel and Tourism students have enjoyed trips to Venice, Amsterdam and London amongst other locations as part of their study. So to find out more about the world around you, make Travel and Tourism part of your future with Stockton Riverside College.

Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 2     

The world is at your feet when it comes to our travel and tourism courses. Whether it’s your dream to travel the world as a holiday repo or you want to stay closer to home, you will learn the skills you need to succeed to get your dream career off the ground. You’ll benefit from guidance and mentorship from employees and past students who work in the industry. We also have an on-site travel agent which you’ll get the chance to work in during your course, gaining excellent hands-on experience.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2020

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

You will cover everything from customer service skills to the business behind travel & tourism, researching holiday destinations and building a working knowledge of the world around us. You will learn through group and individual study, educational trips, practical activities, guest speakers and research.


How am I assessed?

You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.


You need:

Four GCSEs graded between 3-2/D-E, including English and maths.


Why English and Maths matter…

A career in travel and tourism could involve bookings, working out costs, writing itineraries and converting currency.


What’s next?

Progress to the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


Reasons to join us:

  1. Nationally recognised qualification that provides an excellent opportunity for progression on to university.
  2. Work experience opportunities to develop real-life work skills
  3. Tutors who are experts in their field.

Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3     

The world is at your feet when it comes to our travel and tourism courses. Whether it’s your dream to travel the world as a holiday repo or you want to stay closer to home, you will learn the skills you need to succeed to get your dream career off the ground. You’ll benefit from guidance and mentorship from employees and past students who work in the industry. We also have an on-site travel agent which you’ll get the chance to work in during your course, gaining excellent hands-on experience.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: 1 year

Starting date: September 2020

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

You will cover everything from customer service skills to the business behind travel & tourism, researching holiday destinations and building a working knowledge of the world around us. You will learn through group and individual study, educational trips, practical activities, guest speakers and research.


How am I assessed?

You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed


You need:

Four GCSEs graded between 9-4/A*-C, including English and maths.


Why English and Maths matter…

A career in travel and tourism could involve bookings, working out costs, writing itineraries and converting currency.


What’s next?

Continue your studies by progressing on to the BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3, or start your career now by moving into an industry-relevant role.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


3 Reasons to join us:

  1. Nationally recognised qualification that provides an excellent opportunity for progression on to university.
  2. Work experience opportunities to develop real-life work skills
  3. Tutors who are experts in their field.

Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3 

The world is at your feet when it comes to our travel and tourism courses. Whether it’s your dream to travel the world as a holiday repo or you want to stay closer to home, you will learn the skills you need to succeed to get your dream career off the ground. You’ll benefit from guidance and mentorship from employees and past students who work in the industry. We also have an on-site travel agent which you’ll get the chance to work in during your course, gaining excellent hands-on experience.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: 1 year

Starting date: September 2020

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

You will cover a range of specialist units including the cruise sector, events and conferences, retail travel, working as an overseas resort representative and building a more detailed knowledge of worldwide organisations. You will learn through group and individual study, educational trips


How am I assessed?

You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.


You need:

Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 qualification.


Why English and Maths matter…

A career in travel and tourism could involve bookings, working out costs, writing itineraries and converting currency.


What’s next?

You could continue your studies on a relevant university course or find work/an apprenticeship in the industry.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


Reasons to join us:

  1. Nationally recognised qualification that provides an excellent opportunity for progression on to university.
  2. Work experience opportunities to develop real-life work skills
  3. Tutors who are experts in their field.

HE

This innovative programme is the only one of its kind in the North East of England. You combine modules from across the travel, tourism and aviation sectors and have the opportunity to top up to a relevant BA (Hons) with a further year of full-time study.

FdA Aviation & Tourism

This innovative programme with an excellent bespoke design, one of only a handful in the North of England, offers students the opportunity to combine modules from across the aviation, travel and tourism sectors, with the chance to top-up to a relevant BA (Hons) with a further year of full-time study.


Attendance: Full time

Duration: Two years

Starting date: September 2020

Location: Teesdale


How will I learn?

Lectures and seminars are delivered by industry specialist staff, with direct experience encompassing all the disciplines of the Aviation and Tourism sectors. The programme enables the acquisition of appropriate background knowledge, development of broader academic skills, with an emphasis on the balance of theoretical requirements and sustainability aspects of the individual sectors.

Educational visits and educational support from a range of National and International employers, leaders in industry from airlines, airports, Regulatory bodies, NATS, environmentalist, Government, visitor attractions, hoteliers and tour operators have proven invaluable to students;  enabling detailed application and underpinning theory to industry practice raising aspirations, motivation and achievements.


How am I assessed?

Both in-course and end assessments including reports, essays, projects, case studies, examination, individual or group presentation, group activity and a personal development portfolio.


Progression:

Recently alumni students have secured employment both internationally & nationally with leading sector organisations such as International Airline Group, Manchester Airline Group, Norwegian, Easy Jet, Jet2, Swissport, Securitas, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Stansted Airport, London Heathrow Holdings, Leeds Braford, Gatwick Airport,Virgin Atlantic and Tui in a range of roles from Airport Management, Aviation Crew  to Travel consultant.

You may also wish to further your studies and progress to Top-up Award or other appropriate top up programmes with a further year of study


Entry requirements:

  • 40-48 tariff points
  • English and Mathematics commensurate with  Level 2.

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Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. Getting valuable work experience is an important part of this. Our previous students have taken part in work placements in travel agencies, tourist destinations and high-profile events. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, putting together and delivering presentations, CV writing, time management, customer service skills, the use of ICT and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.