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Travel, Tourism and Aviation

The travel, tourism and aviation industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy and employs more people worldwide than any other industry. We’re all about preparing you for industry, and we even have a mock airline cabin which gives our students the chance to learn practical inflight skills with their feet firmly on the ground! 

We’ve earned a reputation for offering high quality aviation and travel & tourism courses, which will help you to get a place at university or start a career in the industry. You’ll be based at our brand new City Hub. 

Our excellent links with employers mean that businesses regularly contact us to encourage our students to apply for vacancies. Some even guarantee job interviews for those with 90% attendance or above, with many going on to secure a job. Recent guest speakers have included cabin crew from airlines including Thomson, Virgin and EasyJet, plus staff from Swissport and the RAF

Our courses involve a range of study visits, field trips and fundraising activities alongside classroom learning. You will also get chance to go on a residential study trip in the UK, Europe, or maybe even further afield!

We offer a variety of courses at Nottingham College, ranging from Level 1 to University Level.

At Nottingham College, we have the expertise, connections and support available to ensure you can thrive in an exciting and competitive career.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be part of an Air Cabin Crew, an Air Traffic Controller, an Airport and Airline Operative, a Cruise Ship Steward, a Hotel Manager, a Resort Representative, a Tour Guide or a Travel Agent – there are many choices available to you.

  • Britain will have a tourism industry worth over £220 billion by 2025 – just under 10% of UK GDP and supporting almost 3.8 million jobs - which is around 11% of the total UK employment figures.
  • The travel, tourism and aviation industry now supports around 277 million people in employment – that’s 1 in 11 jobs on the planet!
  • Air Cabin Crew members can earn between £12,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • The average Travel Agent salary is over £20,000.
  • Tourism Officer entry level salary can be in the region of £19,000.

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Aviation Operations (Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy providing great customer service and you’d like a career in the aviation industry.

Hospitality and Tourism (Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love the world of travel, have a passion for customer service and enjoy putting a smile on people’s faces.

Hospitality and Visitor Economy Management Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course is designed for people who are looking to progress to a management career in the hospitality and tourism-related industries.

Hospitality and Visitor Economy Management Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

This course is designed for people who are looking to progress to a management career in the hospitality and tourism-related industries.

International Travel and Tourism Management HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course offers a broad introduction to the dynamic and exciting world of travel and tourism.

The Aviation Environment (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like to offer great customer service to people flying to far-flung destinations.

Travel and Tourism (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love travel, have a passion for tourism, and would like to combine the two.

Travel and Tourism (Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love travel and want to have a career in helping people to make the most of their holidays.

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​Meet Henry, an Aviation student at the College

Meet Henry an Aviation student at Nottingham College, talking about his experiences on his course, his career aspirations and the importance of being a student ambassador and why he values that every student has a voice that needs to be heard.