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Travel & Tourism Courses in Guildford, Surrey

Our outstanding travel resources and experienced staff will help you towards a career that’s going places. Want to travel the world and meet exciting (and excited) people? Love giving excellent customer service and making people feel great about their experiences? Then these courses could be just what you’re looking for!

This exciting service industry isn’t just all about helping people have fun on their holidays; it comes with considerable economic, social, political, cultural and environmental significance too. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure you’ll learn all about these and have the skills you need to fly high and for your career to really take off (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves).

Whether you want to be cabin crew, a tour guide, a travel consultant or tourist attraction guide, we have the course for you! Our travel and tourism resources have long been recognised as outstanding and together with our professional teaching make us ideally placed to prepare you for your career. Our well equipped facilities include our very own air cabin crew training room in the form of a simulated aircraft, as well as a travel centre and communications suite.  Not only that, but you’ll also get the opportunity to take part in domestic and international visits in order to experience the industry from both a consumer and employee perspective.

All our tutors are experienced professionals with extensive links with local industry providers and nationally recognised bodies so they are well placed to set our students up with those all important work placements. 

Travel and Tourism Level 2 Diploma - 2020:21

Travel and Tourism Level 3 Diploma - 2020:21
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 Adult  16-18 


Why Choose Guildford College?

  • Highly qualified staff who have considerable experience in teaching students of all ages
  • Highly qualified staff with years of experience working in the travel and tourism industry
  • Air cabin crew training room in the form of a simulated aircraft
  • Live computerised airline reservation systems and communications centre
  • Access to industry work placements
  • Regular educational and residential visits giving experience of all aspects of the travel and tourism industry
  • Links with local industry providers and nationally recognised bodies

Day to Day in Industry

  • Travel planning
  • Worldwide tourism destinations
  • Airport and airline operations
  • Business communications and culture
  • Resort representatives
  • Visitor attractions
  • Industry based case studies
  • Cruiseline operations
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Customer care

Jobs in Travel and Tourism

  • Flight Attendant
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Consultant
  • Cruise Ship Purser
  • Overseas Tour Manager
  • Visitor Attraction Guide
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Work for a Local Airport or Airline
Student in mock airplane cabin

Average Salary

Flight attendants and airline customer service agents start at between £12,000 and £14,000 a year, rising to £21-25,000 with more experience. Travel agents are similar, rising to £30,000 for more senior posts. Tour Operator Marketing Co-ordinators start at £18,000, rising to £30,000 for Marketing Executives. Cruiseline Consultants start at £16,000 and can earn up to £35,000 based on bonuses and commission.

Moving On

You could progress onto a Degree Level programme in Travel and Tourism at university or employment in the industry.


Our Level 3 students plan a day trip to Venice on a budget of only £100!

Level 3 Travel & Tourism day trip  - March 2019


Student Soundbite

Adam Hurley

“I started at Guildford College on Level 1 and have progressed through level 2 and now am just finishing my Level 3 here. I feel my time at Guildford has prepared me well for a career in the Travel and Tourism industry. The tutors are the stepping stones – they are there to help you at every stage and get you to be the best that you can be. You just have to ask and they are there.”

Adam - Travel and Tourism Level 3 Diploma

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