Travel and tourism


Explore the dynamic world of travel and tourism. As well as working closely with businesses, you’ll also get the opportunity to travel to locations like The Gambia, Paris, New York and London.

The skills you develop are all transferable and will assist in your future employability, even if you are unsure what career path you want to take, as a travel-related qualification will open a wide range of careers.

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Our courses are designed with the help of industry insiders, to provide the skills you’ll need in employment.


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Level 2

Travel and Tourism, Extended Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2024
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If you have a passion for travel and tourism, this course is a perfect introduction. The travel and tourism industry is a vibrant and ever-evolving sector that offers a range of career paths, from working in hotels and resorts to planning unforgettable trips as a travel agent. Throughout the extended certificate, you will gain a comprehensive ...

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Level 3

Geography, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Geography A Level explores the interactions between humans and the environment, covering physical and human geography. It includes topics like ecosystems, climate change, urbanisation, migration, and resource management. Fieldwork and analytical skills are important elements of the course, preparing students for university study and developing...

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Level 3

Travel and Tourism, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2024
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As you embark on this extended diploma programme, you will delve deep into the intricate workings of the travel and tourism industry, gaining invaluable knowledge about travel planning, hospitality, event management, and sustainable tourism practices. Through a blend of immersive learning experiences and practical training, you will acquire t...

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These study programmes are based in the Knightstone Campus and the Law and Professional Services Academy, both in the town centre of Weston.

  • Brand new professional-style boardroom and business suite. 
  • Fast, free and secure WiFi connection.
  • A well-resourced library including e-resources and laptop loan service.
  • Access to a large number of PCs.
  • Break out areas and collaborative work spaces.

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The course gave me an insight into the different sectors of the industry, which helped me decide what I wanted to focus in the future

BTEC Travel and Tourism Level 3


Charlie stood at front of classroom delivering a guest talk

<p>Just before the Easter holidays, our Travel and Tourism learners were treated to a guest lecture from the Economic Development Officer at North Somerset Council, Charlie Orr.</p>

<p>Learners found out all about the visitor economy of Weston-super-Mare, which attracts around 750,000 visitors each year.</p>

<p>Charlie covered the strategic objectives for the Council, Explore North Somerset, as well the importance of partnerships, and how they work with key tourism organisations such as Visit West, Visit Somerset and Visit Weston-super-Mare.</p>

<p>As well as an exciting current job, Charlie previously worked for Insight Japan which allowed him to travel and gain a variety of experiences, which he shared with learners, who were particularly interested. Learners also found out about the career opportunities within the industry, which was highly inspiring, as well top tips and advice on how to gain employment within travel and tourism.</p>

<p>A big thank you to Charlie for coming in, and we look forward to working closely together over the coming months with some of Explore North Somerset’s events.</p>

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visit somerset and tourism learners at Noah's Ark

<p><a href="">Visit Somerset</a> have given four of our <a href="… and Tourism</a> learners the very exciting opportunity to work with a prestigious animation firm on a new concept alongside <a href="">Noah’s Ark Animal Park</a> in Wraxall. Weston College has had a strong partnership with Visit Somerset for a number of years and so have recruited these learners for a week of work experience, shadowing the team and helping with content creation for the project.</p><p>The team at Visit Somerset, consisting of John Turner (CEO), Toby Jones (Digital Manager), Maisy Hatcher (Social Media Manager) &amp; Libby James (Content Manager), held Dragon’s Den style interviews with the interested participants. The learners were encouraged to pitch themselves as a viable candidate for this placement opportunity; some even printed off their CVs for the interviewer's consideration.</p><p>Lynsey McKinstry, Business Partnership Manager at Weston College, commented: “Originally, 3 students were going to be considered but after the team from Visit Somerset met with everyone, they extended the opportunity to 4 learners due to their commitment on pitching for a place.</p><p>“Not only did the students deliver exceptional interviews, it was also a great experience for the two apprentices currently finishing their end point assessments.</p><p>“It’s incredible seeing these exciting projects open doors for our learners and allow them to experience first-hand what their future career may entail. We look forward to hearing how the students get on at Noah’s Ark and more exciting opportunities that will support not only the Travel and Tourism learners but across all our divisions where possible.”</p><p>Hannah Carstensen, the learner’s tutor, told us: “The learners have had a fantastic few days and have been able to put their Marketing knowledge from the classroom into practice. Hearing all the lovely comments from the Visit Somerset team has been so wonderful. Working with Visit Somerset will create so many opportunities for our Travel and Tourism learners moving forwards.”</p><p>John Turner, CEO of Visit Somerset, said: “The Visit Somerset team are honoured to have the opportunity to work alongside the Travel &amp; Tourism students at Weston College, giving the students more knowledge of how tourist attractions function and market to their target audiences. As the lucky four students embark on their journey with Visit Somerset at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, the students will shadow the Visit Somerset team to help them understand aspects of marketing. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the success of the project!”</p><p>Weston College and Visit Somerset are also proud to announce an extension of their already strong relationship, in a three-year partnership scheme to allow more students to gain access to these wonderful opportunities, and allow them to develop their employability skills for the future. Keep your eyes out for further news on this exciting venture!</p>

visit somerset at weston college

<p>The college works very closely with a huge range of businesses over North Somerset and there has been a strong link with <a href="">Visit Somerset</a>. As tourism remains the biggest employment sector for our coastal region, Visit Somerset have been hugely supportive of the college through engaging with many of our learners to provide work experience, apprenticeships, and even full-time employment. Maisy Hatcher, Social Media Manager, and Libby James, Digital Assistant, currently studying through Weston College on their <a href="… </a>at Visit Somerset, took the opportunity to visit the college and gain further insight into the inner workings of education, and to collaborate with marketing to create content!</p>

<p>Toby Jones, Digital &amp; Content Marketing Manager, and ex Weston College Apprentice took the opportunity to share his experience of the Visitor Economy through his role at Visit Somerset by delivering a industry led session with the current <a href="… and Tourism Students</a>. The session covered sources of tourism for the region and invited conversation around looking at new ways to entice visitors to the region. Working in teams offered the opportunity for collaborative work with Toby.</p>

<p>It gave John Turner, CEO of Visit Somerset, the opportunity to pitch ideas to the students and challenge them to interview for work placement opportunities. Many businesses look for that extra pair of hands during the busiest periods and create a pipeline of potential employees. Visit Somerset will work with learners to introduce them to tourism businesses needing extra hands.</p>

<p>John commented, “Ensuring that we are giving the next generation every opportunity to succeed in this new world where everything is changing so fast, is core to Visit Somerset’s strategy. We believe that helping to empower students is crucial in their development, whilst giving them valuable vocational work experience. Business leaders have a duty to ensure either internally or externally they support younger cohorts all of which is hugely rewarding, whilst delivering better returns, morale, and customer service values”</p>

<p>Weston College’s mantra is ‘careers, not courses’ and working with John and the team on an exciting placement opportunity not only prepares them for working lives after college, but allow exploration of careers available post study. Gaining hands-on experience through industry placements can enhance success in the job market.</p>

<p>Maisy and Libby will be looking to get involved with the students, and sharing their experience of their apprenticeship, by setting up a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch for students. They will showcase the impact they have made at Visit Somerset through the three successful apprenticeships, and include how they are looking to support industry placements for 2023 and beyond.</p>

<p>"At Weston College, it is always a thrill to see Apprentices who are flourishing in their career journey, investing back and mentoring. It shows real growth and testament to the commitment to their apprenticeship" said Principal and CEO, Sir Paul Phillips. "We are thrilled that Visit Somerset will be able to offer and promote meaningful industry placement opportunities in the tourism sector, and we are confident that our students will thrive in these challenging and rewarding environments."</p>

<p>For more information about supporting an industry placement and what opportunities are available for your business through Weston College, please contact the <a href=";utm_m… Placement</a> team at, or call 01934 411641.</p>

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