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By following this pathway you will get the chance to experience the incredible breadth of the tourism industry.
About our tourism programmes
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.
Our students regularly support major local events. These projects develop excellent teamwork skills and enable you to experience the realities of working in this fast-paced and, at times, high-pressured industry.
You will also have the opportunity to join work experience placements in organisations including hotels, transport companies, ski resorts and tourist attractions, both in the UK and abroad.
As part of your studies, you will also have access to:
Without my course tutors, I wouldn't be where I am now, I did awfully at school and barely got into college but since being here I have proved that you can turn yourself around and achieve things you never thought you could.”
What is a career pathway?
Education takes time and money. By giving you a clear view of what qualifications you need to get the job and the salary that you want, we take the stress out of learning.
Our career pathway maps show you the entry requirements for each qualification and how long they take to achieve. With each new qualification, you have the option to continue studying at the next level or explore your employment options with a guide to the jobs and salaries you can expect at that stage. Each step of the way, our career advisors are there to help you make the right choice for you.
By focusing on your future employability and opportunities, we hope to inspire in you the drive to succeed and make the most of your investment in education. 95% of students that completed a course with us progressed directly into employment or onto higher-level learning such as a higher-level course, apprenticeship or university study.*
*AL destination data for 16-19 year olds
While the right qualifications can get you a job interview, it’s the attributes that we teach alongside your chosen programme that will get you the job. Click here to find out more about our Attributes and Learning Philosophy.
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Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,
whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at
college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are
already working in a part-time job.
What could my future job look like?
Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:
About the tourism industry
Generating £106 billion per year, employing over two million people, supporting thousands of businesses, making up over 80% of the UK’s total visitor economy, England’s tourism sector is vibrant and vital.
Current trends within the sector include sustainable tourism, adventure tourism, international tourism and the rise of domestic tourism, known as the ‘staycation’.
Working in travel and tourism involves advising on and making travel arrangements for customers, as well
as providing services to enhance holidaymakers’ enjoyment, comfort and safety. The focus in this service-oriented industry is on customer service and attention to detail.
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We work closely with partner organisations such as Experience Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) , Oxford City Council and Academia for Business to give you an insight on the realities on working in tourism.
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