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Introduction to Aviation, Travel and Tourism

Course Code: CTT

Level: 1
Subject area: Travel & Tourism
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Are you a high-flyer who wants to build a foundation of knowledge about the aviation, travel and tourism industries?  This course offers a wide range of elements to ensure that upon completion you will have an well rounded understanding of the industry and the careers on offer.

The course will explore the role of a resort representative, the types of employment within travel and tourism and the skills required to work in customer service.  You will complete eight units that cover a good, basic knowledge of the travel and tourism sector. Once these units have been completed the focus with be on the aviation industry.  The areas that will be covered will include aviation terminology, the aviation industry, teamwork and preparing for entry to employment in the aviation industry.

The course will offer a wide range of activities to develop practical skills alongside a sound knowledge of these exciting dynamic industries. This will involve role plays in our on-site airline cabin where knowledge will turn into practical experiences.

What you'll learn

This course contains two sections. The Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Travel and Tourism contains a range of assessments such as creating fact sheets, role plays, notice boards, assignment, and written questions. The units for this section are:

  • the UK travel industry
  • the UK tourism industry
  • customer service in travel and tourism
  • locational geography
  • providing information on a tourist destination
  • preparing for employment in travel and tourism
  • the role of overseas resort representatives
  • promotional materials in travel and tourism.

The second section is the Level 1 Certificate in Exploring the Aviation Industry. The units in this section are:

  • the aviation industry
  • aviation technology
  • airport locational geography
  • customer services in aviation
  • teamwork in the aviation industry
  • preparing for entry to employment in the aviation industry.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


This course is assessed via coursework.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you could go on to study a Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism or a Level 2 Diploma in Air Cabin Crew. You could also consider an Apprenticeship or employment within the travel, tourism or aviation industry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: CTT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 (Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.