There are many different careers available in this dynamic career sector. 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.
Programmes delivered at the Conway Park Campus include:
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
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Air Travel Assistant- View occupation details here
- Air Transport operative- 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 earn between £38,000 and £90,000 per year, depending on their experience. (Source)
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 and University.
Where are they now?
Olivia studied Aviation Operations Level 3. After completing her course at Olivia secured a position in Passenger Services before becoming a flight dispatcher in Manchester Airport. Olivia has a large responsibility as flight dispatchers play a central role should problems arise, from missing bags, to difficult passengers and making sure aircrafts depart on time with everything and everyone on board safely and securely.