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Travel and tourism

A career in travel can literally take you around the globe. Our full-time courses can help you open doors to a number of different opportunities; wherever in the world you wish to work.

Travel and tourism courses

Why choose travel and tourism at West Notts?

Take part in trips

You'' have the opportunity to take part in UK and overseas residential visits. Past trips have included visits to major UK cities, and further afield including Cyprus, Lanzarote, New York and The Gambia.

The trip to The Gambia in 2020 was described as ‘life-changing’ by many students as they got to see so much of a different culture as well as learning about responsible tourism in this part of Africa. They were able to sample the wonderful food and traditional outfits at the Cooking with Ida experience, meet children in the local schools and go on a wildlife canoe ride up the River Gambia.

Student Jessica Darwood-Brown captured some amazing footage of this visit.

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Diverse career prospects

Whichever area of travel and tourism our you wish to work in, we ensure you’re fully-equipped to do so at West Notts. You are given the skills and knowledge to work in a number of sectors, from cabin crew to holiday reps.

Be part of the 'Learning Company'

As a tourism student, you’ll have the opportunity to work with Mansfield Townscapes in part of their rejuvenation project by helping them to develop a heritage trail of the local area.

See Mansfield as you’ve never seen it before by becoming a real-life tour guide! You’ll have the opportunity to explore the rich and diverse history of this ancient market town. Discover how the town has grown and changed over the years, and introduce your audience to some of the gruesome local legends, like the mysterious disappearance of “Old Jack” in 1878 or the “Mansfield Massacre” of 1895.

Year two tourism students will have the opportunity to take part in our travel consultancy learning company as part of their Special Interest Unit.

Take on the role of travel agent, booking real holidays and weekend breaks for staff members at West Nottinghamshire College! When clients come in, you’ll need to listen to what they want and dazzle them with suggestions for exotic getaways in the UK and abroad! Develop your industry knowledge and your customer service skills at the same time. Answer complex enquiries, offer recommendations based on your own expert knowledge, do speedy and effective research, manage budgets, and hone your front-of-house skills, all while getting a feel for what it’s really like to work in the travel industry.

 

Our facilities

Step aboard our brand new life-size aeroplane cabin as part of your training here at West Notts.

This exciting new facility will become your favourite destination for developing the skills and confidence you need to succeed in the travel and tourism industry.

This exciting new facility will become your favourite destination for developing the skills and confidence you need to succeed in the travel and tourism industry.

 

What our students say

Amy tells us about all the great opportunities she’s had during her time on the travel and tourism courses and the skills she’s learnt and developed to take her forward into this varied industry.

 

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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