Travel & Tourism at Sunderland College

Is it for me?

If you enjoy helping others and have a friendly and enthusiastic personality, a career in travel and tourism is a great option! You will need to be good at problem solving, able to work well in a team, have a strong customer focus and excellent organisational skills.

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full-time at City Campus and will have access to a fully equipped, simulated aircraft cabin from a real aircraft with seats, overhead lockers and PA system.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Newcastle International Airport, Jet2, Sunderland BID, Events of the North, DFDS.

93.6%

of our travel and tourism students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

College of the Year

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for travel and tourism students including:

  • A fully-equipped, simulated aircraft cabin from a real aircraft with seats, overhead lockers and PA system.

  • Commercial Travel Agency, City Sun.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Expert & friendly support

Careers

What are the career prospects like? There will be 2,182 jobs in Travel and Tourism in the region in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Travel Agent, Hotel Manager, Tourism Officer, Resort Rep, Air Caabin Crew.

There are 1,039 Leisure and Travel Service workers employed in our local region and they earn £22,027 a year.

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

£ 30042

1633 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

£ 29337

108 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

£ 6936

632 people employed as Care Escorts in the current year.