Travel & Tourism
Choose to be
- Airport Ground Crew
- Air Traffic Controller
- Attraction Manager
- Cabin Crew
- Cruise Ship Entertainer
- Event Manager
- Overseas Resort Representative
- Tourist Guide
Our courses provide you with the skill set you need to succeed in this dynamic working environment. You will take part in an exciting study programme that leads to an industry recognised qualification, and includes events and trips as well as valuable work experience within areas of travel, tourism and aviation, eg Palma Airport (Majorca).
Programmes delivered at the Conway Park Campus include:
Wirral Met College is the only college in the North West of England to be granted the prestigious Swissport Academy status (Swissport is the world's leading Service Company to airlines and airports). By enrolling on a Travel and Tourism course at Wirral Met and completing your course, you will benefit from a guaranteed job interview with Swissport (subject to eligibility and a college recommendation), behind the scenes tours of UK and overseas airports. You will get the opportunity to develop true vocational experience and hear from guest speakers who are professionals from within the industry.
Working in partnership with Swissport and Global Travel
Watch our students and tutors talk about the Travel & Tourism courses at Wirral Met:
Many students progress to employment within the travel industry once they have completed their full-time study programmes, and our Level 3 students often progress onto Higher Education programmes such as the Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in Travel and Tourism Management, which we deliver at Wirral Met College.
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Airport ground crew - view occupation details here
- Air traffic controller - view occupation details here
- Cabin crew - view occupation details here
- Pilot - view occupation details here
- Touist guide - view occupation details here
Experienced air traffic controllers can earn between £36,000 and £50,000 per year, experienced air cabin crew can earn between £15,000 and £21,000 per year and senior cabin crew can earn up to £25,000 a year. Airline pilots can earn between £38,000 and £90,000, depending on their experience. (Source)
Where are they now?
Sophie came to Wirral Met to study the Level 2 Cabin Crew Course, she chose the course as she loves working with people. Sophie has secured a job working as Cabin Crew with Thomas Cook airlines.