This course will suit you if you wish to gain an insight in to the exciting life of airline cabin crew. You will gain an introduction in to safety procedures, standard operating procedures, aviation medicine and the glamourous side of impeccable grooming that is essential to the industry. You will also gain invaluable skills and knowledge in how to be successful in the recruitment procedure, identifying the skills and attributes that airlines are looking for.
On this year-long course you will build up a portfolio of work finding out about all the different component industries within the travel and tourism sector and studying subjects such as Customer Service, Visitor Attractions, and Tourist Destinations. As well as looking into holiday destinations in Europe and 'long-haul' areas of the world, you will also be focusing on some of the Coastal Resorts within the UK; this usually involves a study visit to at least one such resort. Another of the units requires you to carry out research into the Events industry and asks you to come with your own innovative plan for an event.
BTECs focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. Employers are looking for recruits with a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills such as teamwork. Higher education needs students who have experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. The two-year Diploma starts by exploring the different organisations, ownership, and business structures within travel and tourism sector and examines how effective marketing and customer service provision is linked.