• Course Information

    Our two-year Tourism Management course is a combination of a Level 3 NCFE Travel and Tourism Programme, an Industry work placement and bespoke cabin crew training. The travel and tourism industry is diverse and fast paced and we deliver a course which is reflective of our industry. You will study the key sectors of tourism such as cruise, events, aviation, tourist attractions and hospitality. After two years on our course you will have the skills and knowledge to progress on to university or directly into employment.

    • Course Code
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    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    The travel and tourism industry is the 5th largest industry in the World and the UK’s 3rd largest export industry. The importance of the tourism industry to the UK economy has recently been highlighted during the Covid Pandemic. People are desperate to travel, business travellers need to start moving and we want nothing more than to visit a festival, our favourite restaurant or a tourist attraction. Therefore, business analysts are confident the tourism industry will return bigger and better than before.

    Tourism is much more than travel agents and cabin crew; the industry offers a wealth of career opportunities in management, marketing, finance, events, travel (airline, cruise and rail), hospitality, heritage and tourist attractions. There are numerous opportunities available locally, nationally and of course Internationally – if you want to see the world.

    We offer an advanced qualification that is highly recognised by the tourism industry and will help you develop crucial practical and academic skills. We work closely with tourism employers to plan our course and assessments; as well as providing a varied guest speaker and trip programme, so you can get the most out of your college experience.

    Tourism Management at Runshaw College is a fantastic course. Our students are trained in outstanding customer services and communication skills, have knowledge of business and marketing operations; can work both independently and as part of a team. Students will complete a number of written and practical projects, to continually develop these skills and prepare for employment, higher level apprenticeships or university.

    In keeping with developing a real industry feel, students will complete an Industry placement in the travel and tourism industry. Our students have worked in travel agencies, airports, airlines, visitor attractions and hotels including the Hilton. We also have close links with local event providers and many of our student’s secure part time work from their placements.

    To enhance success even further. We have exciting enrichment opportunities for students including an extremely popular European visit, as well as an extensive day visit programme; which helps to give a real flavour of the industry.

    Course Highlights:

    Use of our Travel Pod – our onsite Travel Agency, work experience opportunities and use of our aeroplane simulator set

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  • Entry Requirements

    For our Advanced Vocational courses our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x GCSEs at Grade 4, Maths or English Language or Literature at Grade 4 and Grade 3 in the others.

    Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.

    Students must have an interest in working within the travel and tourism area as opposed to simply enjoying travelling on holiday or wanting to live or work aboard. A positive attitude and friendly nature (customer service) is essential in the travel and tourism industry. Students will need to display this and develop confidence through the course.

    Educational trips are essential to expand students’ understanding of the industry. An initial payment will need to be paid at the beginning of your course for mandatory activities.

  • How will I be assessed?

    This course is all coursework based, you will therefore have assessments most weeks, so good organisational skills are key. The assessment will be varied and include the following:

    • Written reports and assignments
    • Individual and group presentations
    • Industry case studies
    • Group discussions
    • Role plays
    • Practical observations
    • Vlog and Blogs
  • Progression Pathway

    You can either go straight into employment, apprenticeships or go to university, our pasts students have progressed on to employment in the following areas:

    • Holiday rep position (TUI, Euro Camp, Jet2)
    • Cabin crew jobs (Emirates, BA, Jet2, easyjet)
    • Cruise concierge (Cunard, Royal Caribbean)
    • Front of house managers in hotels (Raddison Blu, Lavender)
    • Event coordinator (Marriott)

    Many students also go to university to study International Tourism Management or specialise in specific areas of tourism such as Aviation, Cruise, Marketing, Visitor Attraction Management or Event Management. Popular universities are UCLan, Chester, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan and Falmouth.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.