Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
2 September 2019TBCLindsay Davies

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Anyone thinking about an exciting career in the travel industry, being able to explore the world whilst getting paid and making new friends. You could be making someone’s holiday dream become true or creating smiles while serving customers at 35,000 feet in the air.

WHAT WILL THE INTERVIEW INVOLVE?

A friendly chat with the programme coordinator and a chance to discuss your qualifications and experience to make sure that it is the right course for you.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will gain the practical training and skills that tourism employers are looking for; such as customer service, sales techniques planning holidays and trips, in addition to exploring specific industries such as cruise, holiday reps and hospitality events.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

A variety of methods will be used to enable you to achieve your potential, as we know that everyone learns in different ways. You will spend around 9 hours a week in the classroom, learning about the different topics and gaining/developing new skills.

ELearning, is also a vital element of the course, which is used to support and enhance your learning, using a variety of online and mobile apps.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

On completion of this course, you can progress to an apprenticeship, further study at level 3 or start a career in the tourism industry.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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