Travel and Tourism

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About Nescot

Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Further Education for school leavers at Nescot for more than 60 years.

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Travel and Tourism at Nescot

Teaching staff have industry experience with companies including Virgin Atlantic, TUI, First Choice, Duxton Hotel Melbourne, Bridge the World Travel, Travelmood, Australian Outback Tours, Austravel and Educational Tours. In addition staff have worked in destinations from Australia to Egypt and Venezuela.

Exciting Trips – Each year we organise trips to UK and European resorts, including Croatia, Tenerife, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Paris and Brighton.

What You Can Expect…

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Teaching and assessment on our Resort Reps, Aviation and Cabin Crew courses have been awarded a grade 1 by the awarding body.

A newly-refurbished fully-equipped cabin service room, which is set up like an aircraft so you can carry out cabin crew role-plays such as delivering services, dealing with emergencies and customer service scenarios.

Industry-standard IT facilities and well-equipped classrooms.

Field visits to develop your professional practice, including visits to British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, where you get the chance to take part in simulated safety and emergency procedures.

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Guest speakers who work in the industry. Past speakers have included representatives from Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, STA Travel and independent tour operators.

Work experience placements. In the last few years students have secured placements at The Ritz, easyJet, British Airways, Jersey Airport and The London Aquarium, with many offered permanent jobs.

Travel students can take additional qualifications in NCFE Resort Reps, Cabin Crew and Aviation Operations on the Ground, which employers value highly.

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“I want to become cabin crew in the future, and the course has given me a lot of the skills and experience I need. I got to do an extra qualification in cabin crew, which will look great on my CV, and we even have a cabin crew room in the college.”

Nadeem, Level 3 Travel and Tourism

Our Students’ Success…

Our students have gone on to higher education including:

  • University of Surrey
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Chester
  • University of Brighton
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Greenwich

Or directly into employment in:

  • British Airways
  • Emirates Holidays
  • Newmarket Holidays
  • EasyJet
  • Gatwick Airport

Future Careers in Travel and Tourism… Accommodation – concierge, events planning executive, receptionist, reservations assistant; Cabin crew; Aviation – flight dispatcher, ground handling agent, passenger service agent, security officer; Cruise – entertainment host, shore excursion manager; Holiday company head office roles – contracting and procurement, customer service, finance, human resources, marketing, retail travel agent; Tour operations (Overseas) – children’s representative, resort representative, resort reservations; Visitor attractions – host for events, entertainment, food, beverages, games or arcade, rides and attractions operator.

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