Nescot's Travel and Tourism department will give you the skills to work in one of the world’s most exciting and fastest moving industries.
Hospitality and Tourism: Level 1 Introductory Diploma
Designed to be taken over one year, the course gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the hospitality and tourism sector and supports progression to further study. It is a substantial vocational qualification in a study programme that will include other appropriate subjects such as English and maths.
Travel and Tourism: Level 2 Extended Certificate
This course gives students the knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism industry.
Travel and Tourism: Level 3 Extended Diploma / Diploma
The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries, it is also one of the largest employment sectors and is continually growing and developing. The travel industry is so diversified that it contains a range of jobs from holiday reps to tour guides both in the UK and worldwide.
Teaching staff have industry experience with companies including British Airways, TUI First Choice, Going Places, Virgin Atlantic. In addition staff have worked in destinations such as Egypt, Venezuela, Canary Islands, Thailand, Greek Islands and United Arab Emirates.
We have a brand new fully-equipped cabin service room, which is set up like an aircraft so you can carry out cabin crew role-plays such as delivering services, dealing with emergencies and customer service scenarios.
Our students have gone on to universities including:
or directly into employment with:
At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.
This chart shows some details about employment trends in the sector, and companies Nescot works with.
Skills you will gain
Courses in travel and tourism at Nescot prepare you not just for the many opportunities in the tourism sector, but for careers in any service or customer-focused industry. Skills you will learn include:
- Customer service
- Presentation and professionalism
- Sales and marketing
- Knowledge of health and safety
- Business principles
- Literacy and numeracy
- Resilience and motivation
The course is really broad, so you feel prepared to work in any part of the industry in the UK or abroad. One of the best things is that you get to do additional qualifications, which gives you a good advantage when you’re applying for jobs or to university. We even have a room set out like an aircraft to practice in, and when you’re doing things for yourself everything makes sense so much more than if you were just reading from a book. I’ve applied for an apprenticeship with a major airline, and because of my experience at Nescot I went into the interview feeling really prepared.”
I want to work in the travel industry in the future, and the course has given me a lot of the skills and experience I need. I got to do an extra qualification in cabin crew, which will look great on my CV, and we even have a cabin crew room in the college.Hear from our students
Our department is built on enhusiastic and knowledgeable staff, who are experienced and highly-regarded feature film and television producers, directors, designers, graphics and arts professionals.
Art & Digital Design
The Art and Design department at Nescot offers an interdisciplinary programme of study, which concludes in specialist or interdisciplinary pathways, as students develop and expand their knowledge and skill set.
Our work is underpinned with a dedication to create work that is physically daring, emotionally engaging and visually stunning. Here you will learn skills such as physical theatre, contemporary dance, vocal and singing techniques and master the art of acting. We place emphasis on the practical application of these techniques and apply them in a range of performances, practical projects and productions.