Travel & Tourism

The course will comprise the following qualifications:

  • Introduction to Cabin Crew
  • Aviation Operations on the Ground
  • Travel Services.
Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

Please apply via the Oldham College website, you will then be invited in for an interview with one of the Travel & Tourism Programme Tutors

    • Continuous assessment
    • Tests
    • Portfolio building
    • Role play
    • Presentation
    •  GCSE/ functional skills maths & English exams (where applicable)


  • Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeships
  • Level 1 Travel Pathways. You will be required to have the appropriate level of essential skills
  • Experience if over 19 years of age, subject to availability of places
  • You will be invited for an interview

This course has been designed to help students achieve a good level of understanding and practical skills in the airport and airline industry.

All leaners must complete 35 hours of work experience.  Where possible learners must contact employees to arrange this themselves.

  • Level 1 Travel and Tourism
  • Level 3 Travel & Tourism


Examples of annual salaries for tourism occupations:

  • Travel Agent £15,000 (plus commission)
  • Cabin Crew £15,000 (plus commission)
  • Overseas Holiday Rep £8000 (plus commission & accommodation)
  • Hotel Manager £35,000 - £50,000
  • Receptionist £12,000  
  • Bar Staff £6,000
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Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development