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Border Force Educates Travel and Tourism Students on the Realities of Security


Travel and Tourism students at were given a firsthand look into the vital work of Border Force during a guest lecture delivered by Andrew and Lucy, representatives from Border Force stationed at Bristol Airport. 

During the engaging session, students were confronted with eye-opening images and real-life case examples, leaving them shocked at the lengths individuals go to smuggle contraband into the UK. Andrew and Lucy not only highlighted the challenges they face but also provided insights into various career opportunities within Border Force, including application processes and entry requirements. 

"We have had a great afternoon with Border Force from Bristol Airport," commented Travel and Tourism lecturer Hannah. "Our learners were shown examples of how many items are smuggled into the UK, and they were taught about the rules of what is and is not allowed to be brought in." 

The interactive nature of the lecture, which included a role-play scenario of searching luggage filled with mock contraband, provided students with a strong understanding of the responsibilities and complexities of Border Force's work. 

Border Force check all passengers and freight arriving in the UK by air and sea and conduct searches for prohibited, counterfeit or restricted goods such as drugs, firearms, weapons, cash, tobacco, and alcohol. 

The session proved to be a valuable opportunity for Level 2 & Level 3 Travel and Tourism learners to gain insights into a critical aspect of the travel industry and to consider potential career paths within Border Force. 

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