Travel and Tourism

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A career in the customer-focused travel and tourism industry can offer you a world of exciting opportunities! Whether you dream of taking to the skies and working as air cabin crew, working abroad as a holiday rep, in a travel agents helping others jet off around the globe or even experiencing varied roles such as events management or entertaining on a cruise ship, get ready to take the first steps towards your dream career at Hull College!

Our Travel and Tourism study programmes will allow you to develop the skills required to excel within the industry and help you achieve your career goals. These include an all-round introduction and insight into a wide variety of areas such as retail or business travel, cruises, promotion, visitor attractions, Worldwide and UK travel destinations. Our study programmes are designed to give you a thorough grounding in the travel industry and, when you have successfully completed your course, we will ensure you have the knowledge and confidence to embark on what will undoubtedly be an exciting and adventurous career.

For those wanting to spend a little more time up in the air in their future career, we have our Cabin Crew Academy course. Throughout your studies with us, you will develop your knowledge and skills in our very own mock aircraft cabin - which includes seats, overhead lockers, duty-free trolleys and emergency life jackets - at our Queen’s Gardens campus to simulate life on board an airliner.

You will learn all about airline emergency procedures and health, safety and security policies, as well as focusing on the terminology you will need to know to be successful - including phonetics, international time, aircraft types, and airport abbreviations. In addition, you will also participate in water survival assessment training - a course designed specifically for cabin crew staff - at Humberside Offshore Training Association (HOTA) to prepare you for your career in the sky.

Whatever your ambitions, our dedicated Travel and Tourism team is here to guide you through your study journey and let your ambitions fly high.

Industry Insights

There are over 33,000 employed in this visitor economy sector in the Humber, which accounts for more than 8% of employment in the region.

The majority of the travel sector workforce in the UK is employed full-time, with females making up approximately 60% of the those working in the sector.

Britain will have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025. The hospitality and tourism industry needs to recruit an average of 135,000 workers to meet the demand of predicated visitor numbers.

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s most recent Economic Impact Report (EIR) revealed the travel and tourism sector in the UK is expected to create nearly 700,000 new jobs over the next decade.

What Careers could this lead to?

Working in the field of travel and tourism can give you the opportunity to see the world. There are a vast number of career options in what is an exciting and competitive industry, which include...

Airline Customer Service Agent, Airport Information Assistant, Cabin Crew, Cruise Ship Steward, Heritage Officer, Hotel Manager, Resort Representative, Tour Guide/Manager, Travel Agency Manager, Travel Agent.


English and maths are important life skills that will help you to succeed in your education, career and everyday life.

If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

Improving your skills can not only enhance your job opportunities and career prospects, but also open the doors to further study and university.

Benefits of improving your English and maths skills include...

  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will enable you to get you a better job
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

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Why Hull College should be your first choice..

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career - whether you are a school leaver or adult learner.

We believe in providing you with the best opportunities for development through our inspirational teaching, excellent facilities, and strong connections to employers to help set you on the path to the career of your dreams. We care about your future and want to help you achieve your full potential.


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