Course Area Overview

Travel and Tourism

Why choose Travel and Tourism

The travel and tourism industry in Northern Ireland is fantastically exciting and diverse, full of wonderful career opportunities – it is youthful, vibrant and rewarding. As a growth industry, Travel and Tourism offers a diverse range of job opportunities and career prospects. There are an estimated 1.4 million jobs related directly to tourism and hospitality across the country, accounting for five per cent of total UK employment. 

Learners are provided with the knowledge and skills in a number of specialist areas of expertise, ranging from customer service, management and leadership.
About the Courses
Students have travelled with us from level 2 and level 3 to Foundation Degree and then beyond. Past students now have careers as Cabin Crew, Travel Consultants, Tourism Consultants, Event Managers, Receptionists, Hotel Managers, Restaurant Managers, and Service Handling Agents etc.

For those who have a passion for customer facing roles, a variety of skills and attributes will be uncovered which will transfer to so many industries locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

About the qualifications

The range of qualifications covers a number of pathways enabling learners to boost specialist skills and knowledge needed in Travel and Tourism. On completion at every level, a number of options are available to suit personal learning and assessment preferences. As skill level increases and opportunities within the industry present, the level and type of qualifications become more adaptable to meet the needs of the learner, supporting them to achieve a successful and rewarding career.
Level 2 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Level 3 Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Travel and Tourism/Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Level 4 Principles of Hospitality Management
Level 5 Ulster University International Hospitality & Tourism/ International Travel and Tourism Management
Degree in International Culinary Arts

Who is it suitable for?

Because of the diverse nature of the Travel and Tourism industry, training programmes are designed to meet the needs of a variety of learners; school leavers embarking on a new career path, those taking time out from other industries or studies, adult returners upskilling to gain part or full time employment at all levels of the public or private sector. In short, anyone from new entrant to skilled professional with drive and passion to succeed.​

Core areas of study

Undertaking one of these programmes will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in:
Travel & Tourism
  • Investigating Travel and Tourism
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Long-haul Destinations
  • Retail travel Operations
  • Tour Operations
  • Residential Study Visit.