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School Leavers

Travel and Tourism

Do you have a passion for travel? Are you keen on working for an airline as resort representative, a holiday entertainer or working in hospitality and events? Do you want the fantastic opportunity of studying within the Flybe Training Academy at Exeter Airport where you will work in a professional environment with the use of a mock aircraft and with real airline equipment?

... then take advantage of our fantastic facilities and study one of our excellent travel and tourism courses. You can benefit from our links with local and international businesses including our partners Flybe and Thomas Cook and have the opportunity of a guaranteed interview on completion of your studies.

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What our students are saying

Since undertaking my course, I have gained so much more confidence through taking part in a number of role plays at the Flybe Academy as well as doing presentations. I feel that I’ve progressed so much from when I left school. I think I’ve been able to take on so much more responsibility for myself as well as becoming more mature towards the course and life.

Amber, Travel and Tourism, Flybe Academy route Level 3

I was really gobsmacked and proud when I heard I had won BTEC student of the year – my Mum and Dad are really pleased and have all my awards on the mantelpiece, my whole family is really proud. It’s great to be working as cabin crew for Easy Jet since it means I am using all the skills I learnt in the course at the college in the real field and I’m enjoying it!

Samantha, Winner of the National Award for Outstanding BTEC Travel and Tourism Student of the Year 2013, by Pearson UK

I chose this course because I want to meet new people and have the opportunity to travel around the world. Exeter College works with Flybe and I really enjoy the practical side as it feels like the real thing and it’s always a different experience. I hope to get a job as a member of cabin crew. My tip for students thinking of coming here is to always get involved.

Christina, Travel and Tourism (Flybe Academy route) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

My job at Lyme Bay holidays is going from strength to strength, I feel really comfortable in my everyday job and no customers phase me. I never realised how much I would take from my two years at college, but I am certainlyputting it in to practise now.

Rose, Travel and Tourism BTEC Extended Diploma

Potential progression options for courses in this subject area include:

  • Employment with a range of leading European airlines including Flybe, Thomas Cook, Virgin and British Airways
  • Further studies at university
  • A range of job roles in the travel and tourism industries, including work in hotels and conferences, travel agencies, visitor attractions and holiday parks
Did you know?

Travel and tourism tutor Andy Waite celebrated winning a prestigious Silver Teaching Award as FE Lecturer of the Year at the Pearson Teaching Awards, together with 15 college lecturers who were nominated as part of Thank a Teacher Day.

Student Rosie Birch won Outstanding Travel and Tourism Student of the Year at the National BTEC Awards

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