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    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
15/09/20202 Years4Full-TimeCity CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

A career in travel and tourism can offer you a world of opportunities! A career in travel and tourism can offer you a world of opportunities! Further develop your skills in international travel and tourism to fly high in a new career.

At least 48 UCAS points or extensive, relevant work experience. GCSE / Level 2 Maths and English is preferred.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory
HE5999.00You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and mandatory educational visits to visitor attractions, hotels and residential visits. All educational visits directly link to a unit you will be studying and you will complet

In year 1, you will typically have around 14 contact hours per week, consisting of lectures -10 hours, seminars - 4 hours, one-to-one meeting with Personal Tutor - 1 hour.

The course is for those with a genuine interest in travel and tourism and who wish to be employed within transport including airlines, hotels, tour operators, travel agents and public sector tourism. 

You will study 7 core units - The Contemporary Travel & Tourism Sector, Managing the Customer Experience, Professional Identity & Practice, The Travel & Tourism Business Toolkit, Leadership & Management for Service Industries, Research Project, Tourism &

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What’s next?

You could progress to a BA (Hons) top-up degree in a related subject to gain a full honours degree.

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

Careers

Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hotels, hostels, lodging homes, holiday camps, holiday flats and chalets, and organise the domestic, catering, and entertainment facilities on passenger ships.

Medium Salary

£ 30035

1739 people employed as Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors in the current year.

Travel agency managers and proprietors

Travel agency managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of travel agencies and booking offices.

Medium Salary

£ 30867

298 people employed as Travel agency managers and proprietors in the current year.

Care escorts

Care escorts accompany and transport adults and children with disability between their places of residence and other destinations and act as chaperones for under 16s engaged in theatrical, television and film productions.

Medium Salary

£ 18616

629 people employed as Care escorts in the current year.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.