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Maybe you crave a jetset lifestyle: Johannesburg on Tuesday and Paris on Friday. Or perhaps you want to make a career for yourself working in one of the UK’s thousands of outstanding tourist attractions. Whatever your dream, we will give you the skills and the confidence you need.

Why travel and tourism

Plymouth’s profile as a top tourism destination is on the rise, and with that comes job opportunities! Whether you wish to work close to home, or if you dream of warmer – or colder – climates, our industry-experienced lecturers are here to make that happen.

Travel and tourism is a hugely important contributor to the UK economy, and you could be a part of this industry and find future opportunities with travel companies, airlines, theme parks, zoos and more.

Our fantastic facilities include a fully equipped mock air cabin, providing a realistic working environment as you train, and you will be able to expand your knowledge thanks to regular visits from industry speakers, conferences and industry-preparation days, all of which will support you as you take off towards a fantastic career. 

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Choose your course

Travel and Tourism

  • Course code: CTT3
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate, Diploma
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE), Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: One or two years
  • Course type: Full-time

International Tourism Management

  • Course code: UF6637, UX6638
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time

Travel and Tourism

  • Course code: TTF
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: NCFE Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
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Future Careers

What you could earn:

Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

“The wealth of knowledge that the lecturers offer is outstanding – they know this sector inside out.”

Matt Getson

“I could go on to work as a travel agent, a travel rep, or a tour guide abroad – there are loads of options.”

Mackenzie Dunn

Virtual Tour

City College Plymouth like you’ve never seen it before. Tour our facilities from the comfort of your sofa and explore our various subject area-focused introductory videos and demonstrations.

Welcome to City College


We hold multiple events all year round, from Year 11 taster sessions to full open days. Our events are a great way to see our facilities, meet our staff and get a feel for life at City College. 

English lecturer Kia’s engagement with sustainability goes beyond the world of professional interest.


Abi was determined to master the craft of decorating under the guidance of some of the most skilled professionals in the field.


Scott’s always had a knack for working outdoors and being practical.