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Tourism

Our travel and tourism programmes will help you develop the skills you need for a successful career in this exciting industry.

More than 1.5 million people in the UK work in tourism, a growing industry. Trends include sustainable tourism, adventure tourism and domestic tourism. 

Our tourism programmes focus on your future employability, equipping you to become an effective team player in organisations ranging from small, business start-ups to global corporations. We can turn your passion and people skills into a springboard to a future career, with opportunities to work locally, nationally and internationally.

Follow this pathway and you will get the chance to experience the breadth of the tourism industry. You will take part in trips and visits to organisations including hotel chains and major tourism destinations, such as Disneyland Paris. These visits will increase your understanding of the importance of customer service and attention to detail in this service-oriented industry, as well as putting your skills into practice.

You will also learn core skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving skills. 

Subjects

  • Travel and tourism - Discover the vast nature of the tourism industry as you embark on a programme that combines classroom based study alongside work experience opportunities. 

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Qualifications

With our programmes, you can progress from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs in grades D-F or 3-1) to Level 3 (equivalent to A-levels).

Facilities

Our Travel and Tourism students undertake work experience in a wide variety of organisations including hotels, transport companies, ski resorts and tourist attractions both in the UK and abroad. They regularly support major local events.These projects develop excellent teamwork skills, enablinf you to experience the realities of working in this fast-paced and, at times, high pressured industry.

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps us equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.



Industry partnerships

We work closely with partner organisations such as Experience Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) to help you gain a flavour of the realities on working in tourism.