Travel and Tourism - Level 1 Award (Full-Time)

Level 1 - 4 GCSEs or NVQ Level 1 or Equivalent

Subject Area Travel and Tourism

School Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance Full-Time


This practical work-related Travel and Tourism Level 1 course offers a sound grounding in the travel industry that will improve your skills and prepare you to progress onto a higher level course.

You will study a variety of topics and gain an understanding of the tourism and hospitality industry on a local level. A Travel and Tourism Level 1 Award course offers the opportunity to go on many local visits and give you a solid grounding before progressing onto a higher level.

Choose this travel and tourism course if you're looking to gain a stepping stone onto Level 2, or if you want to gain an industry insight beginning your career.

Course enrichment

• Travel and tourism students have enjoyed trips to Spain and France to help understand culture and travel.
• Students are given the opportunity to support regional events by acting as NewcastleGateshead Initiative city ambassadors
• Last year, students took part in site visits and master classes with companies like British Airways, Newcastle International Airport, Virgin Atlantic and Marriott Hotels.


This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is for school leavers who are interested in pursuing a career in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

You'll be enthusiatic and interested in developing your customer service and communication skills. You'll thrive in a practical learning environment.

Qualification Gained

City and Guilds Level One Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Aviation

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

• Level 1 Award in Travel & Tourism
- Locational Geography
- UK Travel industry
- UK Tourism industry
- Customer Service in travel and tourism
- Planning for and taking part in a visit
- Worldwide destinations
- Accessible Travel & Tourism
- Package Travel & Tourism products + Services

Additional Skills Development

As part of your Programme of Learning as well as your main qualification you will also develop your work skills. You will do this by

- Skills Development – you will develop your skills in the travel and aviation or sport industries to enhance your career opportunities.
- PPR – which is enabling you to become expert learners setting personal, academic and career targets and goals


Learning Methods

Learning emphasises the vocational aspect of the programme.

There will be lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and role plays. There will also be compulsory educational visits.

Assessment Methods

There are various assessment methods for each unit, ranging from written assignments and reports, individual presentations, online exams and practical activities.

Progression Opportunities

CGLI Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Level 2 Certificate in Introduction Air Cabin Crew

Career Opportunities

Junior or trainee in the Travel and Tourism Industry, e.g. travel agent, airport check-in, overseas representative, working in a visitor attraction.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary; those interested will be considered on an individual basis. You should have an IELTS score of at least 5.0.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

There are several educational visits associated with this programme. The total enrichment fee is £170 which is payable on the first day of your induction.

Please note that you will be required to wear a uniform consisting of a black business suit, white shirt or blouse and black business/court shoes. You will be required to purchase a college scarf/tie. Please ask to see “Our Business Standards” hand out for full details of uniform

Other expenditure to consider
All students are expected to be fully equipped with stationary needed for lessons. You also need to plan for transport costs to and from college.

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.