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Travel students at Nescot visited two tourism hotspots in London to help them with their studies.

Students on the Level 2 qualification and those in the second year of their Level 3 course went to the Emirates Aviation Experience in Greenwich as part of their Airports and Airlines units.

They flew flight simulators and went on London’s only cable car, which links the peninsula with Royal Victoria Docks.

Meanwhile, first-year Level 3 students travelled to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, where they learnt about the products and services of a heritage attraction.

The students visited the aquarium and the Cats and Dog exhibition, as well as enjoying a music workshop.

“The travel and tourism industry is vast and varied, so we work hard to plan our courses so that we’re preparing our young people to work in whichever sector they choose,” said department head Matt Lavallin.

“Trips are really important to the course, because they give the students the opportunity to look at an experience from the perspective of both the operator and the customer, and this makes them more well-rounded professionals.”

Nescot offers Travel and Tourism qualifications at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. You can read more about the courses and their entry requirements on our website here.

Students on Level 3 take additional qualifications as part of their course, including NCFE Resort Reps in the first year, and Cabin Crew or Aviation on the Ground in the second year.