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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!

Levels

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

Careers in Travel, Tourism and Aviation

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.

Did you know?

  • 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 - Culinary Product Development Pathway (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 - Events Production Management Pathway (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 - Hotels Pathway (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 - Visitor Attractions Pathway (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.

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.