Travel & Tourism

Choose to be

  • Airport Ground Crew
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Attraction Manager
  • Cabin Crew
  • Cruise Ship Entertainer
  • Event Manager
  • Overseas Resort Representative
  • Pilot
  • Tourist Guide

Our courses provide you with the skill set you need to succeed in this dynamic industry. 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:

Course Level Code
Check-in to the Travel Industry 1 L048
BTEC Tourism Events level 2 Technical Certificate 2 L066
Cabin Crew and Aviation Operations 2 L037
International Travel Studies 2 L063
BTEC Aviation Operations Diploma 3 L024
BTEC Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma 3 L034

Wirral Met College is the only college in the Northwest 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 the Global Travel Group


Watch our students and tutors talk about the Travel & Tourism courses at Wirral Met:


Where next?

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.

Career opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

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 earn between £38,000 and £90,000 per year, depending on their experience. (Source)

Where are they now?

Connor Howard

Connor completed the level 3 BTEC Diploma in Aviation Operations at Wirral Met, and he is currently studying towards a Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management.

Travel and Tourism News

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